The civil aviation authorities of Japan and Singapore met on the 17th and 18th of September in Singapore and agreed to liberalize air services between Singapore and all cities in Japan other than Tokyo based on the Asian Gateway Initiative.
Under the agreement, Singaporean carriers will be allowed to operate two daily flights between Haneda, Tokyo and Singapore during the late-evening and early-morning hours after the opening of the fourth runway (slated for October 2010).
Similarly, the Japanese carriers will be accorded the same rights. In addition, Singapore will be able to add one daily flight on its route between Singapore and Narita, Tokyo after the completion of Narita’s 2nd runway expansion which is slated for March 2010, thus a total of three daily flights can be operated.
Further, the agreement allows Singapore to operate a daily flight beyond Kansai, Osaka and Central Japan, Nagoya respectively to a city in the US including the East Coast.
Source: Travel Vision
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