Ibex Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded29 January 1999
Commenced operations7 August 2000
Operating bases
Fleet size10
HeadquartersKōtō, Tokyo, Japan
Key peopleTakao Asai (President)

Ibex Airlines Co., Ltd. (アイベックスエアラインズ株式会社, Aibekkusu Earainzu Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese regional airline headquartered in Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan.[1] It operates Japanese domestic services with its main base at Sendai Airport, Natori, Miyagi.[2]


The airline was established on 29 January 1999 and started operations on 7 August 2000 between Sendai and Osaka's (Itami Airport) under the name of Fair Inc. It reached a co-operation agreement with All Nippon Airways under which it is provided assistance in capacities including flight operations, flight crew provision, maintenance and engineering services. The airline began service to Tokyo's Narita International Airport in April 2002.[2] In October 2004 the Sendai-based airline changed its name to Ibex Airlines.


IBEX Airlines Bombardier CRJ100LR at Sapporo-New Chitose Airport, Hokkaido, Japan. (2007)
IBEX Airlines Bombardier CRJ700NG in Miyazaki Airport, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. (2013)

Ibex Airlines operates services to the following scheduled destinations within Japan (as of November 2017):

City Island Airport Note
Fukuoka Kyushu Fukuoka Airport
Hiroshima Honshu Hiroshima Airport
Hakodate Hokkaido Hakodate Airport
Kagoshima Kyushu Kagoshima Airport
Komatsu Honshu Komatsu Airport
Kumamoto Kyushu Kumamoto Airport
Matsuyama Shikoku Matsuyama Airport
Nagoya Honshu Chubu Centrair International Airport Base
Niigata Honshu Niigata Airport
Ōita Kyushu Oita Airport
Osaka Honshu Itami Airport
Sendai Honshu Sendai Airport Base


Cabin interior of Ibex Airlines CRJ700
Cabin interior of Ibex Airlines CRJ700

The Ibex Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft (as of August 2019):[3][4]

Ibex Airlines fleet
Aircraft In fleet Orders Passengers
Bombardier CRJ700NG 10 70
Total 10
Flight equipment
Type of aircraft RegNo Serial number Date Remarks
CRJ700NG JA05RJ 10279 2009/07/07
JA06RJ 10303 2010/06/04
JA07RJ 10327 2011/07/11
JA08RJ 10333 2012/05/28
JA09RJ 10334 2013/02/27
JA10RJ 10340 2014/10/08
JA11RJ 10344 2015/06/23
JA12RJ 10345 2016/06/28
JA13RJ 10346 2017/05/30
JA14RJ 10347 2018/04/30 Musubimaru [jp] Jet[5]

Historical fleet

Ibex Airlines previously operated the following aircraft types:


  1. ^ "Corporate Profile Archived 2009-05-27 at the Wayback Machine." Ibex Airlines. Retrieved on May 20, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 92.
  3. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 18.
  4. ^ "Ibex Airlines Fleet Details and History". Planespotters.net.
  5. ^ 宮城県とアイベックスエアラインズ(株)との包括連携協定の締結について IBEXエアラインズ(2018年1月19日)