It seems the attraction of a shorter connection into Tokyo is appealing to more airlines – with Aeroflot the latest to move its services from Tokyo Narita International Airport to Tokyo International Airport (Haneda).
The move will take place during the start of the Spring/Summer 2020 timetable, on the 29th March 2020. These flights will depart from Aeroflot’s hub of Sheremetyevo.
Planned operation is as follows:
SU260/262/264 DEPART SVO 19:00 ARRIVE HND 10:30+1 SU261/263/265 DEPART HND 12:15 ARRIVE SVO 16:05 Commences: 29th March 2020 Booked Equipment: Boeing 777-300ER Data: Aeroflot.
Aeroflot operates its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration, configured as:
- 30 Business Class seats in a 2-2-2 configuration
- 48 Comfort Class (Premium Economy Seats) in a 2-4-2 configuration
- 324 Economy Class seats in a 3-4-3 configuration
With Japan Airlines and Aeroflot also agreeing to a codeshare agreement (with various Russia Domestic and Japan Domestic routes having codes applied, along with the Moscow-Tokyo Haneda route having a codeshare applied) too, it should allow passengers to connect seamlessly through both of the major hubs.
The routes that have codes applied:
- Aeroflot Domestic – Moscow Sheremetyevo – St. Petersburg, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Sochi, Krasnodar, Rostov, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Ufa
- Aeroflot International – Tokyo Haneda – Moscow Sheremetyevo
- Japan Airlines Domestic – Toyko Haneda – Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka-Itami, Osaka-Kansai, Okayama, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Okinawa
- Japan Airlines International – Tokyo Haneda – Moscow Sheremetyevo
An easier connection into Tokyo
Whilst Narita can offer a great experience for the traveller, it is a good 53 minutes on a Narita Express train from Tokyo Station, or 41 Minutes on the Keisei Skyliner to Ueno. With slots being opened up at Haneda, it gives quick options into the city – with the times cut down to 19 to Tokyo station (including the time on the Monorail and Yamanote Line) or 11 minutes to Shinawaga in South-East Tokyo on the Keiku Airport line.
Of course – which is quicker depends where you need to be in Tokyo – with some cases that flying into Tokyo Narita and taking the Skyliner can be quicker.
Those who feel the need to feel their wallet to be completely empty can take advantage of the taxis too – at least these will be cheaper than taking a taxi to Narita.
Combined with the ease of connection to other Japanese domestic destinations, Haneda seems a good move for Aeroflot.
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