Singapore Airlines will introduce twice-daily flights to Tokyo Haneda Airport next autumn, it has been confirmed.
The carrier will begin flights to Haneda in October 2010, which will complement its existing route to Tokyo’s Narita Airport.
Singapore’s Air Traffic Rights Committee has granted the airline a permit for 14 weekly flights to be operated on the route.
Haneda Airport will be able to accommodate a number of new flights once its new fourth runway opens next year, which could see it surpass Narita’s status as the Japanese capital’s main international airport.
The airport is expected to be a popular choice among Tokyo-bound passengers because it offers excellent onward domestic flight connections and is located closer to the city’s business districts.
Singapore Airlines operates flights to three other Japanese cities, namely Fukuoka, Nagoya and Osaka.
The carrier recently entered into a new bilateral frequent flyer programme with Air India, which will afford passengers improved choice and value for money.