Scandinavia’s SAS is to axe its service to Tokyo Narita from Copenhagen, in favour of shifting the flight to the Japanese capital’s Haneda airport.
SAS says the new Haneda route will commence in time for the summer 2020 season.
It will use Airbus A350-900s – the first of which has been newly-delivered to the carrier – for the service.
The airline insists the change will give passengers “better access” to downtown Tokyo, and provide greater connectivity to Japan through its Star Alliance partner All Nippon Airways.
SAS says it will drop the Copenhagen-Narita route, served by A340-300s, in order to make the switch.
The change will take place before the Olympic Games in Tokyo scheduled to begin in July next year.
Chief executive Rickard Gustafson says the new service will offer an “attractive timetable” and provide a “positive boost” for SAS customers.
Oneworld carrier Finnair, which operates to Narita, is similarly opening services to Haneda next year but will maintain the Narita connection.