Heathrow Airport now offers a British Airways (BA) service to Tokyo Haneda after the company linked up with American Airlines as part of the one world airline alliance.
Flights manned by both firms left the Japanese travel hub on February 21st on their way to New York and London’s Heathrow Airport.
BA passengers can now fly on Haneda’s only route to the UK, which runs five times every week.
“Today is a historic day for British Airways as we start our new route from Haneda which compliments our existing service from Narita. The start of this route allows us to offer our customers greater choice and flexibility,” BA’s area general manager Asia Pacific, Jamie Cassidy, said.
To celebrate the launch of the routes Mr Cassidy, along with American’s vice president & managing director Asia/Pacific, Theo Panagiotoulias, were present at a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Japanese travel hub.
Furthermore, BA has begun codesharing on flights between Moscow and Heathrow airport with Russian company S7 Airlines.