American Airlines will relaunch flights between New York's John F Kennedy and Tokyo-Haneda airports on 1 June, the final day of its dormancy waiver for the route from the US Department of Transportation.
The once daily service will replace the airline's existing flight between JFK and Tokyo-Narita. It will be operated on a 247-seat Boeing 777-200ER.
American received the dormancy waiver from the DOT in July 2011 despite opposition from United Airlines, which does not have authority to serve Haneda. It suspended the service, which it began in February 2011, that September.
Haneda is significantly closer to central Tokyo than Narita, which is the Japanese capital's primary international airport.
All Nippon Airways (ANA), Delta Air Lines and Japan Air Lines (JAL) also operate one daily flight each between JFK and Tokyo-Narita, according to Innovata schedules.
Delta and Hawaiian are the only other US airlines with the authority to serve Haneda. Delta offers flights to Detroit and Los Angeles, and Hawaiian offers service to Honolulu.