Major U.S. Airlines are lining up with requests to be a part of Japan's new service opening at Tokyo's Haneda Airport.
Delta, United Airlines, American Airlines and Continental Airlines all filed applications to acquire the rights to fly daily into and out of Japan's first new transpacific service to become available since 1978.
With the addition of a fourth runway set to debut in October, Haneda is changing from a mostly domestic hub to a more international airport.
Delta plans to use the new space to offer routes from Detroit, Los Angeles, Seattle and Honolulu. United plans to fly from San Francisc, Continental from Newark and American from JFK in New York and Los Angeles.
A decision is expected to be made very soon for all the aforementioned requests.