Hub-by-hub local benefits
of proposed services

United’s proposed gateways for new Tokyo Haneda service are among the largest in the U.S. mainland in terms of overall population, demand for travel to Tokyo, and Japanese foreign-born communities. In addition to the direct routes from these U.S. mainland cities and Guam, proposed routes will simplify double connections to single connections and shorten travel time from smaller communities throughout the country.

EWR

Newark Liberty
International Airport

Demand:

1st

from the East Coast to Tokyo

Convenience:

43

connecting U.S. airports

1.2M

annual Tokyo bookings

Impact:

  • This route would strengthen a bridge between each country’s center for commerce and finance, creating better options for businesspeople traveling between two of the world’s largest cities.
  • The Newark/New York region is home to 78 Fortune 500 companies.

ORD

Chicago O’Hare
International Airport

Demand:

1st

from the central U.S. to Tokyo

Convenience:

80

connecting U.S. airports

1.6M

annual Tokyo bookings

Impact:

  • Several U.S. Global 500 companies with substantial sales or ties to Japan are headquartered around Chicago, the third largest city in the U.S.
  • Japanese-owned companies directly employ more than 43,000 workers in Illinois.

IAD

Washington Dulles
International Airport

Demand:

2nd

from the East Coast to Tokyo

Convenience:

35

connecting U.S. airports

1.2M

annual Tokyo bookings

Impact:

  • New flights would strengthen a bridge between each country’s capital city and benefit U.S. Global 500 companies with substantial sales or ties to Japan headquartered around the D.C. area.
  • The route would ease access for many U.S. servicemembers and their families who travel to and from Okinawa via Tokyo.

LAX

Los Angeles
International Airport

Demand:

1st

from the U.S. mainland to Tokyo

Convenience:

13

connecting U.S. airports

1.6M

annual Tokyo bookings

Impact:

  • Japanese-owned companies directly employ more than 119,000 workers in California, and more than 85,000 workers with wages of $5.4 billion in Southern California.
  • Los Angeles has the largest Japanese foreign-born community in the U.S. mainland.

IAH

Houston George Bush
International Airport

Demand:

2nd

from the central U.S. to Tokyo

Convenience:

32

connecting U.S. airports

417K

annual Tokyo bookings

Impact:

  • Several U.S. Global 500 companies with substantial sales or other ties to Japan are headquartered in or near Houston.
  • Japanese-owned companies directly employ more than 50,000 workers in Texas, and there are 150 Japanese-affiliated companies in Houston.

GUM

Guam’s A.B. Won Pat
International Airport

Impact:

  • Guam’s economy depends heavily on Japanese tourism, and United’s new flight to Haneda will help the island’s tourism industry, economy and job market.
  • The proposed flight will provide additional travel options for U.S. servicemembers and their families who travel throughout the region.

Demand:

871K

Annual bookings

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