After Winning Battle, Delta Cancels Seattle To Tokyo Haneda Flight

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    At the beginning of the year I wrote about the battle going on between Delta, American, and Hawaiian, over a slot at Tokyo's Haneda Airport. Delta had been granted a slot to operate a Seattle to Tokyo Haneda flight, though they weren't using it within the spirit it was issued. The route has highly seasonable demand, so in winter Delta operated the flight only 11 times, which was the minimum number of frequencies required to keep the route. American and Hawaiian complained, and urged the DOT to take away Delta's Tokyo Haneda slot. In late March the Department of Transportation issued their ruling regarding Delta's Tokyo Haneda slot. They said that Delta could keep their Seattle to Tokyo Haneda slot, though only if they operated it daily on a year-round basis. They added a further clause, whereby Delta refusing to operate the flight on more than two days in a seven day period would lead to their immediate loss of route authority. The post After Winning Battle, Delta Cancels Seattle To Tokyo Haneda Flight appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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