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Hawaiian Airlines relinquishes several Tokyo Haneda slots

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January 29th 2024

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Hawaiian Airlines has surrendered seven slot pairs at Tokyo Haneda to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) for potential reallocation to rival U.S. carriers. Read More » The night time slots are four flights a week from Honolulu and three a week from Kona. “Hawaiian did not take this decision lightly,” the airline said in its notice to the DoT, and added it had invested “significant time and resources” building its Haneda operations, particularly in this northern hemisphere winter scheduling season. “However, market conditions make continued operation of the flights economically unviable. Because Hawaiian believes valuable limited entry rights should be used, the difficult decision to return the authority to the Department has been made,” a Hawaiian Airlines statement said.

In other Haneda news, American Airlines (AA) has welcomed the U.S. DoT's decision to tentatively approve its application for nonstop New York JFK to the close-in Tokyo airport.

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