Galaxy Airlines (Japan)

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Galaxy Airlines
Galaxy Airlines Japan.png
IATA
J7
ICAO
GXY
Callsign
GALAX
Founded 2005
Ceased operations 2008
Hubs Haneda (Tokyo)
Fleet size 2
Destinations

New Chitose, Kansai, New Kitakyushu,

Naha
Parent company SG Holdings Co., Ltd.
Headquarters Chiyoda, Tokyo
Ōta, Tokyo
Key people Teruo Wakasa (President)
Website galaxy-airlines.com
Galaxy Airlines Co. Ltd Airbus A300-600R, JA01GX

Galaxy Airlines Co. Ltd., (ギャラクシーエアラインズ株式会社 Gyarakushī Earainzu Kabushiki-gaisha?) was a Japanese cargo airline headquartered in the ARC Building in Ōta, Tokyo.[1] It operated domestic cargo services. Its main base was Tokyo International Airport.[2]

History[edit]

The airline was established on May 17, 2005 and application for operations was filed with the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) in February 2006, with permission to commence operations given in September 2006. On October 31, 2006 services commenced with flights between Tokyo International Airport and Naha Airport in Okinawa and New Kitakyushu Airport in Kyūshū. In December 2006 a second aircraft, an Airbus A300-600F was received, commencing services on April 3, 2007 between Tokyo International Airport, Kansai International Airport in Osaka and New Chitose Airport in Hokkaidō. It had 122 employees in March 2007.

Earlier in the company's life, it was headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo.[3]

Galaxy Airlines was owned by Sagawa Express (90%) and Japan Airlines (10%) and has 122 employees (at March 2007).[2]

The airline shut down in October 2008.[citation needed]

Destinations[edit]

As of October 2008 Galaxy served routes between New Chitose (Hokkaidō), Haneda (Tokyo), Kansai (Osaka Prefecture), New Kitakyūshū (Fukuoka) and Naha (Okinawa) airports.

Fleet[edit]

As of October 2008 the Galaxy Airlines Company fleet included [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Head Office & Regional Office Information." Galaxy Airlines. Retrieved on May 20, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 85. 
  3. ^ "会社概要." Galaxy Airlines. May 1, 2006. Retrieved on May 20, 2009.
  4. ^ Galaxy Airlines website

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