Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND)

the new US-Japan open skies agreement

four daytime HND slots will be awarded to Taiwanese carriers for flights between Haneda and Taipei.

Interestingly, these flights will use Taiwan’s Songshan airport (TSA), rather than TPE. Collectively, Japanese carriers have been granted rights for four daily HND-TSA flights also. Both JAL and ANA have announced their intention to apply for these rights, and are expected be awarded two daily flights each. Up to two Taiwanese carriers may operate the route, so I guess both China Airlines and EVA will get some of the action.

the initial new international HND slots (effective October 2010) are being awarded to nations as follows :

Night-time slots (18 allocated): USA (4), Germany (2), Korea (2), Singapore (2), Hong Kong (2), France (1), UK (1), Netherlands (1), Canada (1), Malaysia (1), Thailand (1)

Day-time slots (12 allocated): Korea (6), Taiwan (4), Hong Kong (2)

So far,

Singapore has given both its slots to SQ for 2x daily HND-SIN service

France has given its slot to AF for CDG-HND.

Negotiations are ongoing with mainland China, and it is expected that they will be given the majority of the remaining slots in the initial round of allocations.

Airports of Tokyo: Narita (NRT) - Handa (HND)
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