ANA, Japan’s largest airline, was awarded three daylight hour slots at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport (HND) and has decided to use two of those slots for its direct flights from New York (JFK) and Chicago (ORD) to increase the convenience for its passengers.
Haneda Airport is located less than 30 minutes south of central Tokyo, considerably closer to the city center than Narita Airport, Tokyo’s other international airport. The new Haneda Airport routes will begin in the 2016 winter timetable. With services already operating from Los Angeles, Honolulu and Vancouver to Haneda Airport, this will increase the total number of flights to the central airport from North American cities to five.
Additionally, ANA announced today that starting in February 2017 it will begin direct flights from Tokyo to Mexico City, which will become ANA's 42nd direct international destination. The Boeing 787-8 will fly direct daily flights from Narita International Airport (NRT) to Mexico City International Airport (MEX). ANA will become the only airline operating daily direct flights between Mexico and Japan.