Delta Air Lines will begin flying from Atlanta to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport starting March 28, 2020.
Atlanta-based Delta is shifting its Atlanta-Tokyo route from Tokyo’s Narita Airport to the more central Haneda Airport, as previously reported, and will fly the route with a Boeing 777-200.
The airline is also launching new flights to Haneda from Seattle, Detroit, Honolulu and Portland, Ore. on the same date, adding to its existing service from Minneapolis/St. Paul and Los Angeles to Haneda.
A 9,000-square-foot Sky Club is scheduled to open at Haneda next summer.
Delta also plans to suspend its flights from Narita to Manila and launch flights from Seoul Incheon to Manila starting March 29.
The moves come as Delta dismantles its Tokyo Narita hub inherited from Northwest Airlines, while shifting Tokyo service to Haneda and using its partnership with Korean Air for a Seoul gateway to Asia.
Delta this month increased it ownership stake in Korean Air owner Hanjin-KAL to 9.21 percent, after announcing earlier this year it was investing in the company and planned to eventually boost its stake to 10 percent.