10 FEBRUARY 2020

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BA in Tokyo airport switch

Tokyo is to become a one-airport destination for British Airways from the end of next month when British Airways moves its flights from Narita across to Haneda.

Haneda is a smaller airport but much closer to Tokyo city centre and therefore likely to appeal more to passengers. Its location means it is also more popular with airlines and securing slots there is more difficult.

BA operates two flights a day to the Japanese capital, one to each airport, but the airline’s booking engine shows the Narita operation moving from 28 March, the start of the IATA summer season.

BA told the Simple Flying newsletter the move would mean passengers would be able to transfer more easily to the domestic network of its partner Japan Airlines (JAL), which is based mainly at Haneda.

In a statement, the airline added BA was “excited” it would be operating a second daily flight into Haneda: “Our customers can look forward to better connectivity between the UK and Japan, faster access into the city of Tokyo, and newly-refurbished partner lounges at Haneda.”

www.britishairways.com

www.uk.jal.co.jp/ukl

www.haneda-airport.jp

www.narita-airport.jp

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