More gateways to Japan are opening up along the West Coast in 2013. Delta Air Lines will have a new nonstop service from Seattle to Haneda, Tokyo’s inner-city airport. The inaugural flight is scheduled in March 2013. All Nippon Airways (ANA) is adding a nonstop service from the West Coast. On Jan. 11, the new service connects San Jose and Narita with Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
United Airlines starts nonstop service between Denver and Narita on March 31. A new airport is opening in Okinawa, Japan’s tropical island region. Ishigaki Island, one of Okinawa’s remote islands, is getting Shin-Ishigaki Airport as a new gateway to this southwest beach area of Japan on March 7. Ishigaki is famous for scuba diving, island culture and lifestyle, and breathtaking nature.