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Old Aug 9, 19, 10:26 pm
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Delta to move all Tokyo operations to Haneda

No more Narita for Delta. Starting in March 2020.

https://news.delta.com/delta-become-...yo-haneda-2020
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Old Aug 10, 19, 12:31 am
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I sort of saw this coming but didnít think itíd happen this fast. NRT, HKG and SIN are really Asiaís prime gateways in my mind, and DL is pulling out of all of them. This seems short sighted and Iíd like to say it will backfire on them. Then again, maybe it doesnít matter. If DL feels itís backfiring, maybe they will simply reverse course and it wonít take long for them to reestablish themselves at those airports seeing as more and more people are moving away from airline/alliance loyalty. DL has had the audacity to start then cut then restart SEA-HND probably 3x in the past 10yrs.

I really dislike what DL does to the airline industry trend. They started basic economy, eliminated award chart, introduced restrictions after restrictions on lounge membership, and these have all been copied by other US airlines. They generally also show no commitment to routes as they are quick to pull the plug, more so than any other legacy airline that flies TPAC. Now they are starting to pull the plug readily on cities altogether. I hope other airlines donít start being like this.
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Old Aug 10, 19, 7:00 am
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Existing 250+ post thread in the DL Forum: Delta exiting NRT, ending NRT-SIN and moving MNL flight to ICN
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Old Aug 10, 19, 3:28 pm
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Also noted in today's Japan Times.
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/20...1#.XU813y17FTY

Along with this caveat:
The central government on Thursday announced a date for the introduction of new flight paths over Tokyo to increase capacity at Haneda airport in the run-up to the 2020 Olympics. On March 29, planes will be able for the first time to descend and climb over densely populated Shibuya, Shinjuku and Shinagawa wards in central Tokyo. By strengthening the airport’s capacity for international flights, the government aims to raise the annual number of foreign visitors to 40 million by 2020. The new routes will increase the number of available international arrival and departure slots at Haneda from the current 60,000 to about 99,000.
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Old Aug 14, 19, 1:34 am
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Japan Times has another article today about the effects on the future of NRT.
Narita International Airport near Tokyo may find it hard to retain its standing as a pan-Asia transport hub after Delta Air Lines Inc. decided to leave.
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/20.../#.XVO5AC17FTY
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Old Aug 14, 19, 2:33 am
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Sooner or later, DL will stop flying in Asia once and for all...
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Old Aug 19, 19, 5:00 pm
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United Airlines also switching flights from Narita to Haneda next spring.
https://japantoday.com/category/feat...ights-to-tokyo
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Originally Posted by nishimark View Post
United Airlines also switching flights from Narita to Haneda next spring.
Unitedís staying put at NRT though.
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Old Aug 19, 19, 11:36 pm
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Originally Posted by nishimark View Post
United Airlines also switching flights from Narita to Haneda next spring.
Only 2 are switching. Others are added routes.
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