United Airlines applied to the US Dept. of Transportation for the right to fly between San Francisco and Tokyo Haneda with a 777-200 and Continental Airlines applied for the right to operate a Newark-HND 777 service and a Guam-HND 757-400 service. Hawaiian Airlines applied for Honolulu-HND authority. Four pairs of slots at HND are available to US carriers under the new bilateral air services agreement with Japan.

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