United Airlines hails U.S.-Japan pact that lets U.S. flights into Tokyo airport

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United Airlines released a statement this week hailing an amendment to an air-carrier agreement between the U.S. and Japanese governments that will allow U.S. carriers to run daytime flights in and out of Tokyo's Haneda Airport.

"Offering daytime service to and from the heart of Tokyo will create appealing new business and leisure travel opportunities for our global customers,” United Airlines' statement said. “We congratulate the U.S. Departments of Transportation and State on the successful completion of these important negotiations, and we look forward to providing more convenient access to this key market from our San Francisco hub, where United offers more nonstop trans-Pacific flights than any other carrier."

United Airlines and United Express both run approximately 5,000 flights every day on average. These flights travel throughout six continents to 342 airports. Last year alone, the two United businesses ran approximately 2 million flights, transporting 140 million customers around the world. The company runs over 700 mainline aircraft. This year, company plans to add another 20 new aircraft from Boeing to its fleet, including 787s, 737 NGs and 777s.

United has one of the most comprehensive flight-route networks in the world, including hubs in Chicago, Houston, Denver, New York/Newark, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

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