SEATTLE, Wash. – Delta Air Lines this weekend will begin new service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Haneda Airport in Tokyo. Prior to the inaugural flight, Seattle was the largest West Coast city without nonstop service to Haneda, which is the preferred Tokyo airport for many business travelers due to its proximity to the city’s central business district.
“Delta’s Tokyo-Haneda flight and expanded Seattle service will significantly benefit regional customers by opening new doors for commerce with Asia,” said Bob Cortelyou, Delta’s senior vice president – Network Planning. “Our commitment to investing in onboard products and airport facilities, while growing service to markets in Asia and Europe, positions Delta as Seattle’s premier international airline.”
Seattle-Haneda service adds to Delta’s growing Asian gateway in Seattle. In addition to Tokyo, Delta will begin new service to Shanghai on June 16, and also operates flights to Beijing and Osaka, Japan. In addition to its Asian gateway, Delta operates nonstop service to Paris and Amsterdam from Seattle. This summer the airline will operate more than 45 daily flights to 18 destinations worldwide from Seattle.
The Haneda flight will operate using a Boeing 767-300ER at which time every Delta trans-Pacific flight will feature full flat-bed seats in BusinessElite, as well as Economy Comfort seating and in-flight entertainment in every seat throughout the aircraft. The flight also complements Delta’s nonstop service between Seattle and Tokyo-Narita, which upgrades to a Boeing 747-400 on June 1.
Delta’s successful international growth in Seattle is possible, in part, because of its partnership with Alaska Airlines, which operates a domestic hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The new Tokyo-Haneda flight will benefit from easy connections to more than 55 U.S. cities on Delta and Alaska’s domestic networks.
Delta’s schedule between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Haneda Airport:
SEA at 9:10 p.m.
HND at 11:30 p.m. (following day)
June 1, 2013
HND at 12:30 a.m.
SEA at 5:40 p.m. (previous day)
June 3, 2013