Ryukyu Air Commuter

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Ryukyu Air Commuter
Ryukyu Air Commuter logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 17 February 1985
Hubs Naha Airport
Fleet size 5
Destinations 10
Parent company Japan Air Commuter Co. Ltd.
Headquarters Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Key people Kyo Irei (President)[1]
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.[2]

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.[3] It operates domestic passenger services from the island of Okinawa to other islands of Okinawa Prefecture and the Amami Islands, Kagoshima Prefecture.


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%).


Scheduled destinations (as of May 2014):[4]

[Base] Base
[T] Terminated
City Country IATA ICAO Airport
Amami Japan ASJ RJKA Amami Airport
Hateruma Japan HTR RORH Hateruma Airport [T][2]
Ishigaki Japan ISG ROIG New 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][5]


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 January 2017):[6]

Ryukyu Air Commuter Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers
Bombardier Dash 8-100 1 - 39
Bombardier Dash 8 Q100 2 - 39
Bombardier Dash 8-300 1 - 50
Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 Combi 3 2 50 + Cargo
Total 7 2

In 2015 the airline signed a firm purchase agreement for 5 cargo-combi Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 aircraft, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in 2014. It will be the launch customer for this new variant aircraft.[7]


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  2. ^ a b "Hateruma Airport Guide at Japan Airlines. Retrieved on February 1, 2008.[dead link]
  3. ^ "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)"
  4. ^ "Route Network," Japan Transocean Air
  5. ^ "Kerama Airport Guide," Japan Airlines
  6. ^ Planespotters, 22 January 2016
  7. ^ "Q400 Combi Variant Launched". Airliner World: 19. November 2015. 

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