British Airways launches new routes to Haneda, Japan


CRAWLEY, England – British Airways has announced the launch of a new route to Haneda in Japan in a push to open up the domestic Japanese market to UK travelers.

The five-a-week service from Heathrow to Haneda will begin on February 19, 2011. The flight to Tokyo will be served by a Boeing 777, with a four-class configuration enabling customers to choose from First, Club World (business class), World Traveller Plus (premium economy) or World Traveller (economy). Prices will start from 721 pounds. Between February 19th and March 26th, the service will operate on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The flight will depart from London Heathrow at 0800 local and arrive at Haneda at 0500 local time the following day. From March 27, 2011 the flights will arrive and depart from London Heathrow approximately one hour later and operate on the same days.

As well as offering an excellent domestic network, Haneda Airport is located near the business centre in Tokyo, which is ideal for premium customers.

The airline’s daily flight to Tokyo’s Narita airport will continue as before. The route is performing well and operating from two airports in Tokyo provides customers with greater flexibility. Narita International Airport is located 38 miles from central Tokyo. The airport is linked to the city by the Narita Express which takes customers to central Tokyo Station in 60 minutes.

British Airways offers a selection of handpicked 3 to 5-star hotels in Tokyo, ideally suited to the urban tourist seeking unforgettable experiences as well as the contemporary business travellers. History collides with modernity in this colourful, fast and exciting metropolis. The 4-star Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo is located in one of the busiest commercial centres in the city and is renowned for its Japanese hospitality. Alternatively, customers can stay at the 3-star Mercure Hotel Ginza Tokyo in the heart of the shopping centre closely situated to Tokyo’s International Forum or enjoy sophistication in the 5-star InterContinental Tokyo Bay hotel.