Amakusa Airlines

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Amakusa Airlines Co., Ltd.
Founded 12 October 1998
Commenced operations 23 March 2000
Operating bases Amakusa Airfield
Focus cities Mashiki-Kumamoto
Fleet size 1
Destinations 4
Headquarters Amakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
Key people Toru Okushima (CEO)[2]

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.[2] It operates regional services from and to Amakusa. Its main base is Amakusa Airfield, with a focal city of Kumamoto Airport.[3]


The airline was established on 12 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.[3] On 1 October 2004, it began service between Kumamoto and Matsuyama. On 18 April 2006, it cumulatively carried over 50,000 passengers. On 1 September 2008, it stopped the service between Kumamoto and Matsuyama. Three days later, on 4 September, it began the service between Kumamoto and Kobe. On 31 March 2010, it stopped the service between Kumamoto and Kobe.


Amakusa Airlines serves the following destinations (as of May 2014):[4]

[Base] Base
[Focus] Focus City
[T] Terminated destination
City Country IATA ICAO Airport
Amakusa Japan - RJDA Amakusa Airfield [Base]
Fukuoka Japan FUK RJFF Fukuoka Airport
Kobe Japan UKB RJBE Kobe Airport [T]
Mashiki Japan KMJ RJFT Kumamoto Airport [Focus]
Matsuyama Japan MYJ RJOM Matsuyama Airport [T]
Osaka Japan ITM RJOO Osaka International Airport


An Amakusa Airlines Bombardier Dash 8-103 in the previous livery, landing at Fukuoka Airport, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. (2004)

The Amakusa Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft (as of May 2014):[2]

Amakusa Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Passengers
Bombardier Dash 8-103 1 39

Previously operated[edit]

Amakusa Airlines has also operated the following aircraft in the past:

Retired Fleet
Aircraft Total
Eurocopter Dauphin 1


  1. ^ Alphabetical Index of Airline ICAO Codes
  2. ^ a b c "会社案内". Amakusa Airlines Co., Ltd. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 74. 
  4. ^ "時刻表". Amakusa Airlines Co., Ltd. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 

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