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Delta Resumes Los Angeles-Tokyo Service, Adds Flights From Honolulu

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Delta is doubling down on Japan by finally resuming its nonstop service from Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo Haneda (HND) and adding new nonstop service from Honolulu (HNL).

“As travel restrictions gradually ease in Japan, we decided to restart the service from Los Angeles and Honolulu and increase the frequency of the flights currently operating flights to Haneda,” said Victor Osumi, Delta’s Managing Director – Japan.

Here’s what we know about Delta’s newest services to the Japanese capital.

Delta Increases Services to Tokyo Haneda

Japan has been “open” to tourists since June 2022.

However, the country has only been allowing entry for those visiting as part of an organized group, and there’s been a mandatory quarantine upon arrival as well as strict mask enforcement throughout the country. All of this has led to tourism numbers remaining very low, despite the country being technically open for visitors.

However, Delta is clearly hopeful that will soon be changing — the airline will restart nonstop service from Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo-Haneda (HND) as of October 30, 2022.

The three-times-weekly service will be operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art Airbus A330-900neo jets on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays according to the following schedule:

  • Depart Los Angeles (LAX) 10:45 a.m. — Arrive Tokyo-Haneda (HND) 4:35 p.m. (+1)
  • Depart Tokyo-Haneda (HND) 4:50 p.m. — Arrive Los Angeles (LAX) 11 a.m.

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Later this year, on December 1, 2022, Delta will start new nonstop service to Haneda (HND) from Honolulu (HNL). 

Unlike Delta’s L.A. service, the Honolulu route will operate daily with an older Boeing 767 aircraft according to the following schedule:

  • Depart Honolulu (HNL) 1:40 p.m. — Arrive Tokyo-Haneda (HND) 6 p.m. (+1) 
  • Depart Tokyo Haneda (HND) 9 p.m. — Arrive Honolulu (HNL) 9 a.m.

Tokyo’s Significance in Delta’s Network

After recently opening a new Sky Club at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport (HND), it’s no surprise that Delta has announced increased service at the Japanese capital’s preferred airport.

Los Angeles and Honolulu will be Delta’s sixth and seventh U.S. gateways, respectively, with nonstop service to Haneda. They join existing gateways in Atlanta (ATL), Detroit (DTW), Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), Portland (PDX), and Seattle (SEA).

Route map of Delta serivices to Tokyo Haneda HND from the U.S.
Route map of Delta services to Tokyo-Haneda from the U.S. Image Credit: Great Circle Mapper

The resumption of nonstop service between both Minneapolis-St. Paul and Portland and Haneda has been delayed to March 25, 2023, in time for the start of the summer travel season.

Final Thoughts

You will soon be able to fly nonstop to Tokyo-Haneda (HND) from 7 U.S. cities with Delta Air Lines.

Here’s hoping restrictions in Japan continue to ease as we approach the end of the year so your bucket-list trips to the country can happen sooner rather than later.

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Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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