Oriental Air Bridge
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IATA ICAO Callsign
OC ORC ORIENTAL BRIDGE
Founded1961 (as Nagasaki Airways)
Operating basesNagasaki Airport
Fleet size3
Destinations5
HeadquartersŌmura, Nagasaki Prefecture
Websitewww.orc-air.co.jp

Oriental Air Bridge Co., Ltd. (オリエンタルエアブリッジ株式会社, Orientaru Ea Burijji Kabushiki-gaisha) is an airline headquartered on the grounds of Nagasaki Airport and in Ōmura, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.[1] It operates in southern Japan, offering charter services and a scheduled service between Nagasaki and Fukuoka. Its main base is Nagasaki Airport, with a hub at Fukuoka Airport.[2] The airline was established in 1961 as Nagasaki Airways. It was renamed Oriental Air Bridge in March 2001.[2]

Destinations

The Oriental Air Bridge check-in desk at Nagasaki Airport.
The Oriental Air Bridge check-in desk at Nagasaki Airport.
An Oriental Air Bridge Bombardier Dash 8 Q200 departs Fukuoka Airport, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. (2012)
An Oriental Air Bridge Bombardier Dash 8 Q200 departs Fukuoka Airport, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. (2012)

Oriental Air Bridge serves the following destinations (as of May 2014):

Country Island City Airport Notes Refs
Japan Kyushu Fukuoka Fukuoka Airport
Japan Kyushu Gotō Fukue Airport
Japan Kyushu Iki Iki Airport
Japan Kyushu Nagasaki Nagasaki Airport Hub
Japan Tsushima Tsushima Tsushima Airport

Fleet

Current Fleet

One of the 2 Oriental Air Bridge Dash 8 aircraft at Nagasaki Airport.
One of the 2 Oriental Air Bridge Dash 8 aircraft at Nagasaki Airport.

The Oriental Air Bridge fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2019):[3]

Oriental Air Bridge Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
ATR 42-600 2 TBA First aircraft to be delivered in 2022. To replace Bombardier Dash 8 Q200[4]
Bombardier Dash 8 Q200 3 39[5] To be retired

Former Fleet

Oriental Air Bridge has also operated the following aircraft in the past (as of October 2018):

References

  1. ^ "オリエンタルエアブリッジ株式会社 Archived 2009-03-06 at the Wayback Machine." Oriental Air Bridge. Retrieved on May 20, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 59.
  3. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 18.
  4. ^ "Japan's Oriental Air Bridge goes with ATR for fleet renewal". airsoc.com. Retrieved 28 December 2021.
  5. ^ 『日本の旅客機2017-2018』イカロス出版 2017 p.116-117