American Airlines to terminate JKF-Haneda route from Dec 1
American Airlines has come up with a surprise announcement. The commercial carrier of the United States has decided to terminate its service on New York JKF and Tokyo Haneda route. The carrier said beginning December 1, 2013 flights between the two cities would cease to operate. This news has spread disappointment and shock amongst business travelers frequenting the route with the airline.
The airline said Tokyo proved to be an unprofitable route hence forcing it to arrive at this harsh decision. Passengers booking business class flights with the carrier will not be able to travel with their favorite airline anymore from this year-end. In fact, they will have to search for other alternatives to travel between the city pair. The airline said it was forced to arrive at this decision partly due to the rigidity of the U.S. and Japanese governments to end restrictions on flying limitations to the Asian city.
The airline had been facing issues like flying during specific timing that did not suit its customers and severely hit its business and profits. The carrier had resumed flights between the two cities on June 1, 2012 and since had been operating under a restricted environment. The airline runs Boeing 777-200 ER on the route. This aircraft comprises 247 seats in all of, which 37 are available in the business class. These seats are fully flat beds aimed to suit the travelers on long hauls. Some of the facilities offered by the carrier to its business travelers include an assortment of options under in-flight entertainment system, amenity kits, luxurious pillows, noise cancellation headsets from BOSE, and delectable food and drinks on its menu.