Ryukyu Air Commuter

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Ryukyu Air Commuter
琉球エアーコミューター株式会社
Ryukyu Air Commuter logo.png
IATA
ICAO
RAC
Callsign
RYUKYU
Founded 17 February, 1985
Hubs Naha Airport
Fleet size 5
Destinations 10
Parent company Japan Air Commuter Co. Ltd.
Headquarters Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Website RAC website
Japan Transocean Air headquarters, which houses the RAC headquarters
A former RAC counter at Hateruma Airport; as of 2008 RAC no longer serves Hateruma.[1]

Ryukyu Air Commuter Co., Ltd. (琉球エアーコミューター株式会社 Ryūkyū Eā Komyūtā Kabushiki-gaisha?) is an airline headquartered in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.[2] It operates domestic passenger services from the island of Okinawa to other islands of Okinawa Prefecture and the Amami Islands, Kagoshima Prefecture.

History[edit]

The airline was established in 1985 and started operations on 17 February 1985. It is owned by Japan Transocean Air (72.9%), other shareholders (22.0%) and Okinawa Prefecture (5.1%).

Destinations[edit]

Scheduled destinations (as of May 2014):[3]

[Base] Base
[T] Terminated
City Country IATA ICAO Airport
Amami Japan ASJ RJKA Amami Airport
Hateruma Japan HTR RORH Hateruma Airport [T][1]
Ishigaki Japan ISG ROIG Ishigaki Airport
Kitadaitō Japan KTD RORK Kitadaitō Airport
Kumejima Japan UEO ROKJ Kumejima Airport
Minami-Daito Japan MMD ROMD Minami-Daito Airport
Miyakojima Japan MMY ROMY Miyako Airport
Naha Japan OKA ROAH Naha Airport [Base]
Tarama Japan TRA RORT Tarama Airport
Yonaguni Japan OGN ROYN Yonaguni Airport
Yoron Japan RNJ RORY Yoron Airport
Zamami Japan KJP ROKR Kerama Airport [T][4]



Fleet[edit]

A RAC Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 in the old livery, landing at Naha Airport, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. (2009)
A RAC Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 landing at Naha Airport, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. (2009)

The Ryukyu Air Commuter fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of May 2014):[5]

Ryukyu Air Commuter Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Passengers
(Economy)
Bombardier Dash 8 Q100 4 39
Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 1 50
Total 5



References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hateruma Airport Guide at Japan Airlines. Retrieved on February 1, 2008.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Company Profile." (Japanese) Ryukyu Air Commuter. Retrieved on February 14, 2010. "所在地 沖縄県那覇市山下町3番1号(〒900-0027)"
  3. ^ "Route Network," Japan Transocean Air
  4. ^ "Kerama Airport Guide," Japan Airlines
  5. ^ Planespotters, 20 June 2007

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