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Tokyo's Haneda cements hub status with 70% flight increase

Australia, India and Turkey among the new routes, official list shows

Haneda Airport's expansion will add service to Russia, India, Australia and other destinations for the first time. (Photo by Tsuneyuki Kenmochi)

TOKYO -- International flights at Japan's Haneda Airport increase roughly 70% next March under an official breakdown announced Monday, solidifying the hub's position as an international gateway to Tokyo.

Flights to and from the U.S. make up the largest share of the expansion by far, at a total of 24, according to a release from the Transport Ministry. This is followed by eight for China, four for Russia, and four for Australia.

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