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Japan and Singapore agree on daytime flights at Tokyo Haneda

21-Sep-2012 10:14 AM

Japan and Singapore concluded (20-Sep-2012) an expanded bilateral air services agreement on 18-Sep-202 and 19-Sep-2012. Under the revised agreement, the number of daytime services at Tokyo Haneda will increase to two per day, effective Mar-2014 at the earliest, when the number of international slots at the airport double from 30,000 to 60,000. As previously reported, the following Singaporean and Japanese carriers operate between Japan and Singapore as part of the 2012 summer schedules:

  • Japanese carriers: Operate 35 weekly passenger services and six weekly cargo services;
  • Singaporean carriers: Operate 69 weekly passenger services and five weekly cargo services;
    • Singapore Airlines:
      • Singapore-Tokyo Narita: Seven times weekly;
      • Singapore-Tokyo Narita-Los Angeles: Seven times weekly;
      • Singapore-Tokyo Haneda: 14 times weekly;
      • Singapore-Osaka Kansai: 11 times weekly;
      • Singapore-Nagoya Chubu: Seven times weekly;
      • Singapore-Fukuoka: Five times weekly;
    • SIA Cargo:
      • Singapore-Tokyo Narita: Four times weekly;
      • Singapore-Osaka Kansai: Weekly;
    • Jetstar Asia:
      • Singapore-Taipei-Osaka: 14 times weekly;
      • Singapore-Manila-Osaka: Four times weekly.

Scoot is scheduled to launch seven times weekly Singapore-Taipei-Tokyo Narita service on 29-Oct-2012. United Airlines and Delta Air Lines also operate between Singapore and Japan.

Japan MLIT also reported passenger numbers between Japan and Singapore increased for the second consecutive year, up 1.7% year-on-year to 1.8 million in 2011. [more – original PR – Japanese]