Thanks to a final decision announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation last month, Delta Air Lines will soon be the largest U.S. carrier serving Tokyo Haneda Airport. The airline will have seven daily flights between Haneda and Seattle (SEA), Detroit (DTW), Atlanta (ATL), Honolulu (HNL), Minneapolis (MSP), Los Angeles (LAX) and Portland (PDX). Delta will transfer its full operation of U.S.–Tokyo flights from Narita (NRT) to Haneda, the city’s closest and most convenient airport, starting in March 2020.
“We have proudly served Japan for more than 70 years and our commitment to our Tokyo legacy remains strong,” said Steve Sear, president, international and executive vice president, global sales, Delta Air Lines. “This new service is a game-changer for Delta’s ability to offer competitive and comprehensive access to the city, which is one of the world’s most important business markets. It’s a win for our customers, giving them much quicker access to the city center, and it complements our overall strategy of growth across the Pacific.”
Delta planes flying between the United States and Tokyo have the carrier’s premium Delta One experience, including a dedicated in-cabin flight attendant; a 180-degree, flat-bed seat with direct-aisle access; extra-wide in-flight entertainment screens; and seasonally rotating, chef-designed Delta One menus with the option to pre-select first choice of entrée, paired with wines hand-selected by Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson.
Planes on flights between Haneda and Seattle, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Los Angeles and Atlanta also have Delta Premium Select, the airline’s newest cabin experience. The premium-economy class has a wider seat with additional recline and leg rest; elevated service including pre-departure beverage service; and distinguished amenities including a wider in-flight entertainment screen.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
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