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 (2011, RAC).svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
RAC RYUKYU
Founded17 February 1985
HubsNaha Airport
Fleet size6
Destinations10
Parent companyJapan Air Commuter Co. Ltd.
HeadquartersNaha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Key peopleKyo Irei (President)[1]
WebsiteRAC website

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]

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 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%). 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.[3] The final Bombardier Dash 8-Q300 flight was on Jan 31, 2018.

Destinations[edit]

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

City Country IATA ICAO Airport Notes Refs
Amami Japan ASJ RJKA Amami Airport
Hateruma Japan HTR RORH Hateruma Airport Terminated
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 Hub
Tarama Japan TRA RORT Tarama Airport
Yonaguni Japan OGN ROYN Yonaguni Airport
Yoron Japan RNJ RORY Yoron Airport
Zamami Japan KJP ROKR Kerama Airport Terminated [5]

Fleet[edit]

Current Fleet[edit]

The Ryukyu Air Commuter fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of July 2018):[6]

Ryukyu Air Commuter Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers
(Economy)
Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 Combi 5 50 + Cargo
Total 5

Former Fleet[edit]

The airline previously operated the following aircraft:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-02. Retrieved 2010-02-14.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Company Profile Archived 2010-07-02 at the Wayback Machine." (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. ^ "Q400 Combi Variant Launched". Airliner World: 19. November 2015.
  4. ^ "Route Network," Japan Transocean Air
  5. ^ "Kerama Airport Guide[permanent dead link]," Japan Airlines
  6. ^ "World Airline Census 2018". Flightglobal.com. Retrieved 2018-08-27.

External links[edit]

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