HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaiian already flies Haneda to Honolulu twice a day, and wants three slots so it can fly five times a day. Hawaiian also flies Haneda to Kona.
Delta wants six of the 12 slots. Already flying to LAX and the Twin Cities, it wants to serve SeaTac, Detroit, Atlanta, Portland, and twice daily to Honolulu. Delta won Seattle and Detroit slots in the past only to back out of them. Delta says it should get extra slots to offset American and United alliances with Japan Airlines and ANA.
American wants four slots, to add a second daily flight from Haneda to LAX, two to DFW, and one to Las Vegas. American had no trouble filling seats from Narita to McCarron for the Consumer Electronics Show last month.
United, like Delta, wants six slots. It’s asking to serve LAX, Houston, Chicago, Newark, Dulles and Guam. One thing to keep in mind is that all four of these carriers have flights from Tokyo’s more distant airport, Narita, and in some cases they’re not asking to add service, merely shift to the more convenient Haneda.