23 September 2010
The five-a-week service from Heathrow to Haneda will begin 19 February, 2011 and be served by a Boeing 777 in a four-class configuration offering First, Club World (Business Class), World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) and World Traveller (Economy).
Haneda Airport offers excellent access to Japan’s domestic network as well as being located close to the business centre in Tokyo, which ideal for premium customers.
The airline’s daily service to Tokyo’s Narita Airport will continue as normal. According to BA the route is performing well and operating from two airports in Tokyo provides customers with greater flexibility.
According to Travel Daily, the Japan Tourism Board Executive Director Hideki Tomikioka thinks the launch of these flights is fantastic news for the country.
"We’re very excited about this and keen to promote Haneda to the UK market. We have just started planning how we will be managing the campaign to get as many Brits to fly there as possible," Tomikioka said.
He added that the destination was ideal for business and leisure travellers due to its close proximity with Tokyo city.
"It also means visitors can transfer easily to other destinations around Japan, opening up the market. People may be interested in visiting Hokkaido in the north or the beach resort of Okinawa."