Washington, DC-based airline trade organization Airlines for America (A4A) has announced it is commending the agreement signed by the US and Japan, which will increase access for US airlines and passengers flying to Tokyo´s Haneda Airport, the company said. A4A applauds the US Government and the Government of Japan for their efforts to finalize a new air services agreement that expands services to Haneda Airport, Tokyo´s downtown airport. The new flights will provide expanded opportunities for passengers traveling to Tokyo. Japan is one of the most important global markets for US carriers. Enabling all US carriers to compete for access at Haneda — one of the world´s largest and busiest airports — helps to improve international relations with our Japanese partners, while yielding immense benefits for the traveling and shipping public. Airlines for America (A4A) advocates on behalf of the American airline industry as a model of safety, customer service and environmental responsibility and as the indispensable network that drives our nation´s economy and global competitiveness. A4A works collaboratively with the airlines, labor, Congress, the Administration and other groups to improve aviation for the traveling and shipping public.