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US military clears faster flight path for Tokyo's Haneda

Decision will allow airport to handle almost 40,000 more flights a year

Airplanes using Haneda Airport are now required to fly over Tokyo Bay in order to avoid U.S.-military-controlled airspace.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan has reached a basic deal with the U.S. to redraw flight paths to add capacity for Tokyo's Haneda Airport before the 2020 Summer Olympics, clearing a hurdle over the use of local airspace.

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