Call it the Olympic effect: United Airlines announced Friday that it is adding service to Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport in Japan from four U.S. hubs, including Newark Liberty International Airport, in time for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.
The new nonstop flights — also originating in Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. — represent an expansion of United’s service to Haneda out of San Francisco. The new flights will begin on March 28, 2020, with tickets going on sale starting Saturday.
United also flies to Tokyo’s Narita International airport from Newark and other U.S. cities.
“Our new service to Haneda gives our customers more choice and connections to more than 65 destinations throughout Asia,” Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president of international network, said in a prepared statement. “With service beginning next spring, we look forward to providing convenient service for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and beyond.
“United has offered nonstop service between the U.S. and Japan for more than 40 years, and we are excited to expand our network at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and continue to be the largest U.S. carrier to Japan.”