2-Aug-2010 11:24 AM

Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia X receive traffic rights for Tokyo Haneda

Malaysia's Government provided Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia X with traffic rights to operate to Tokyo Haneda Airport, with each carrier receiving rights to operate three times weekly services (Malaysia Business Times, 02-Aug-2010). The Government had secured rights for seven flights per week, retaining one of the allocations. AirAsia X CEO, Azran Osman-Rani, stated its flights to Tokyo Haneda are “still pending application”. MAS plans to launch three times weekly Kota Kinabalu-Tokyo Haneda service on 15-Nov-2010 – see Route Changes Table for more information.

Malaysia Airlines: “Haneda is basically like our Subang airport, while Narita Airport is a bigger airport. Haneda is a lot nearer to Tokyo and was previously open to domestic flights only. But due to the congestion at Narita, the Japanese Government is opening it up to international flights,” Azmil Zahruddin, Managing Director and CEO. Source: Malaysia Business Times, 02-Aug-2010.

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