United Airlines has applied to the US Department of Transportation for authority to continue to provide daily nonstop service from the airline´s trans-Pacific gateway in San Francisco to Haneda Airport in downtown Tokyo.
The airline also applied to begin serving Haneda with daily nonstop service from its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport. United currently serves four Asia Pacific points from Newark Liberty, more than any other US carrier in the Newark/New York City metropolitan area.
United´s application follows the DOT´s recent announcement that the US and Japanese governments amended the nations´ air transport agreement enabling US carriers to operate daytime flights to and from Haneda Airport.
United´s proposed daytime service to Haneda will provide customers with more convenient access to points throughout Asia from San Francisco and Newark Liberty. United offers more nonstop flights between the US mainland and Asia Pacific destinations than any other airline.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,000 flights a day to 336 airports across six continents. The common stock of United´s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.