Haneda Airport.

The flight rights are good for one round trip flight to Tokyo Haneda Airport. Photo by MIKI Yoshihito.

Hawaiian Airlines is among the airlines bidding for flight rights to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, proposing nonstop flights to the city of Kona on the “Big Island” of Hawaii.

The “slot pair” – good for one round trip flight – was originally awarded to Delta Air Lines in 2010 for service from Detroit.

But the U.S. Department of Transportation has put the flight rights back out to bid after Delta decided to suspend the Detroit route.