Delta Air Lines (DL, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) has said in a statement that it will relocate all Tokyo operations from Tokyo Narita to Tokyo Haneda with the onset of the Summer 2020 season.

As part of the relocation, the carrier will end its services from Narita to Singapore Changi on September 22, 2019. The route is currently operated daily with a B767-300(ER) aircraft and is one of Delta's two Asian routes from its Narita hub. Flights from Honolulu to Manila Ninoy Aquino Int'l, currently operated via Narita, will continue although they will be transferred to Seoul Incheon, where Delta is focusing its Asian traffic.

The Tokyo-Singapore market will continue to be served by JAL - Japan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, ANA - All Nippon Airways, and Scoot. Delta does not operate to Singapore or Manila directly from the United States.

The American carrier lacked a partner in Narita, contrary to Seoul, where it has a joint venture and equity partner in Korean Air (KE, Seoul Incheon).

According to the ch-aviation schedules module, Delta currently flies to Narita from five destinations in the United States, namely Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson (daily using B777-200(LR)s), Detroit Metropolitan (daily using A350-900s), Honolulu, Portland Int'l (each daily using B767-300(ER)s), and Seattle Tacoma Int'l (daily using A350-900s).

All five routes will be transferred to Haneda. Delta recently benefitted from the US Department of Transportation's decision to grant an additional 12 daily Haneda slots to US airlines with Delta scooping five.

The carrier currently operates from Haneda to Los Angeles Int'l and Minneapolis/St. Paul (daily each using A350-900s and B777-200(LR)s, respectively). With 49 weekly departures as of the Summer 2020 season, the carrier will become the largest foreign operator at slot-restricted Haneda.