Delta to shift Tokyo flights to Tokyo Haneda airport in March 2020

Delta Air Lines has announced that, beginning in March 2020, it will begin shifting flights from Tokyo Narita to Tokyo Haneda airport, resulting in a complete departure from Narita, the company said.

The transfer to Haneda will complete Delta´s long-standing dismantling of its Narita operation.

As part of the shift, Delta will cancel its Narita-Singapore flight in September and its Narita-Manila flight in March 2020, the carrier says, and will not move these flights to Haneda.

Manila service will be replaced with a new flight from Seoul Incheon. Delta´s customers will have access to Singapore via flights on Korean Air, Delta says.

It is making the changes thanks to the 9 August award by the US Department of Transportation of 12 new slots for flights from the USA to Haneda. The DOT divided those slots between American Airlines, Delta, Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines.

Those routes will build on Delta´s existing flights to Haneda from Los Angeles and Minneapolis, made possible by a 2016 DOT slot award.