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2019 in Review: Looking Back at My Highlights of Last Year

It’s hard to believe its January 2020 already – meaning its time for the fourth annual review of my avgeek activities. You can read the previous reports here: 2016, 2017, and 2018. Before continuing with the report itself, I’d like to thank you wish you all the best in 2020 and thank you for reading …

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Review: JAL Sakura Lounge Skyview at Tokyo Haneda Airport

Review: JAL Sakura Lounge Skyview at Tokyo Haneda Airport

Besides a pair of domestic business class lounges, JAL also operates a pair of business class lounges for its international passengers at Tokyo Haneda airport. In fact, the airline is currently in the process of refurbishing the latter. More specifically, it’s now working on the lounge in the central part of Haneda’s international terminal. The …

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Cathay Pacific Lounge Tokyo Haneda Seating Area

Review: Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge at Tokyo Haneda Airport

Cathay Pacific operates two lounges in Japan – one at Tokyo Narita airport and the other one at Haneda. While the older Narita lounge is mediocre at best from what I’ve heard, the Haneda lounge was opened in 2014 and follows the same concept as the airline’s Pier lounge in Hong Kong. Earlier this month, …

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Qantas Announces Plans to Move Melbourne - Tokyo Flights from Narita to Haneda

Qantas Announces Plans to Move Melbourne – Tokyo Flights from Narita to Haneda

Earlier this year, fifty new daytime slot pairs at Tokyo Haneda were awarded to nine countries. One of those slot pairs was awarded to Qantas for flights between Australia and the Tokyo airport. While there have been speculations for a while as to whether the airline would use the new slots to add a second …

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Starlux Airlines to Start Selling Tickets Tomorrow, Reveals More Details About Service

Back in October, I wrote about Starlux Airlines receiving its first aircraft – an Airbus A321neo. As its second aircraft is getting ready for delivery, the airline has announced additional details about its initial set of routes as well as onboard service. Starlux Airlines plans to launch scheduled services on January 23, 2020, and plans …

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SAS to Move from Tokyo Narita to Haneda in March 2020

SAS to Move from Tokyo Narita to Haneda in March 2020

Earlier today, SAS Scandinavian Airlines officially announced that it will launch Tokyo Haneda – Copenhagen flights in spring 2020. The new route will replace the airline’s existing flights from the Danish capital to Tokyo Narita airport. SAS to Move to Tokyo Haneda in Spring 2020 Currently, SAS operates Copenhagen (CPH) – Tokyo Narita (NRT) flights …

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Nok Air Ready to Launch Bangkok – Hiroshima Flights in December 2019

On December 2, 2019, the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT) announced that it granted Nok Air the permission to operate scheduled flights between Bangkok Don Muang and Hiroshima. The new route will be the first time for the mainly domestic Thai low-cost airline to operate scheduled flights to Japan. DD3302/3303: Bangkok …

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JAL Plans to Suspend Nagoya - Bangkok Flights, Last Rotation to Operate on March 28, 2020

JAL Plans to Suspend Nagoya – Bangkok Flights, Last Rotation to Operate on March 28, 2020

On December 3, 2019, JAL announced that it will be suspending its Nagoya – Bangkok route starting from the upcoming summer schedule. The last rotation on the route is expected to operate on March 28, 2020. With that, JAL’s international presence at Nagoya Centrair will be reduced from a total of five destinations to four. …

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Narita Airport Launches an Incentive Program to Attract New Long-Hauls

Narita Airport Launches an Incentive Program to Attract New Long-Haul Routes

Last week, Narita Airport announced that starting from January 1, 2020, it will offer a new incentive to airlines launching long-haul flights to destinations not yet served from the airport. Combined with existing incentives, it will exempt airlines from paying landing fees on certain routes for the first three years of their operation. Narita Airport’s …

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