Amakusa Airlines Co., Ltd. (天草エアライン株式会社 Amakusa Earain Kabushiki-gaisha) is an airline based in Amakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. It operates a regional service from and to Amakusa. Its main base is Amakusa Airfield, with a focal city of Kumamoto Airport.
The airline was established on 9 October 1998 and started operations on 23 March 2000, with services from Amakusa to Fukuoka and Kumamoto. It is owned by the municipal government (80% stake) and Japan Airlines. On October 1, 2004, it began service between Kumamoto and Matsuyama. On April 18, 2006, it cumulatively carried over 50,000 passengers. On September 1, 2008, it stopped the service between Kumamoto and Matsuyama. Three days later, on September 4, it began the service between Kumamoto and Kobe. On March 31, 2010, it stopped the freight service between Kumamoto and Kobe.
DHC-8-103 at Amakusa Airfield
The Amakusa Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft:
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