Delta today filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to launch daily daytime service between Tokyo-Haneda airport and Seattle, Detroit, Atlanta, and Portland, Ore., as well as twice-daily service between Haneda and Honolulu.
Delta’s proposed routes would be the only direct service currently offered by U.S. carriers between Haneda, Tokyo’s preferred airport for business travelers and the closest to the city center, and the communities of Seattle, Portland, Atlanta and Detroit.
Delta plans to operate the flights using the following aircraft types:
SEA-HND would be operated by the Airbus A330-900neo. Delta’s A330-900neo will feature all four branded seat products – Delta One Suites, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin
DTW- HND – Airbus A350-900 aircraft, the launch fleet type for Delta’s award-winning Delta One Suite.
ATL- HND – Refreshed Boeing 777-200ER, featuring Delta One Suites, the new Delta Premium Select cabin and the widest Main Cabin seats of Delta’s international fleet.
PDX- HND – Airbus A330-200 aircraft, which features 34 lie-flat seats with direct-aisle access in Delta One, 32 in Delta Comfort+ and 168 seats in the Main Cabin.
HNL-HND – Boeing 767-300ER. This fleet type is currently being retrofitted with a new cabin interior and inflight entertainment system.
All seats on these aircraft types offer personal inflight entertainment, ample overhead bin space and free inflight messaging. All cabins of service include complimentary meals, snacks and beverages in addition to Delta’s award-winning operational reliability and service.
Pending government approvals, the new routes would launch with the summer 2020 flying schedule.