To fill the new daytime slots at Tokyo's Haneda
Airport for flights from the United States, the U.S. Department of
Transportation has determined that four U.S. carriers will shift their current
night departures and arrivals to daytime: Delta Air Lines and American Airlines
from Los Angeles, United Airlines from San Francisco and Hawaiian Airlines from
Honolulu. The DOT also awarded Delta a new daytime route from Minneapolis and
Hawaiian new nighttime service between split between Honolulu and Kona, Hawaii.
Hawaiian was the only carrier to apply for that slot. Flights could begin as
early as the fall, according to the DOT. The United States and Japan amended
their Open Skies agreement this year to allow daytime service to Haneda for
the first time since 1978.