Ryukyu Air Commuter
琉球エアーコミューター株式会社
Ryukyu Air Commuter.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
RAC RYUKYU
Founded17 February 1985
HubsNaha Airport
Fleet size5
Destinations9
Parent companyJapan Air Commuter Co. Ltd.
HeadquartersNaha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Key peopleKyo Irei (President)[1]
Websiterac-okinawa.com

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

A RAC Bombardier Dash 8 100 in the old livery, landing at Naha Airport, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. (2009)
A RAC Bombardier Dash 8 100 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)
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 five Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 passenger/cargo combi 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 31 January 2018.

Destinations

Scheduled destinations (as of November 2019):[4]

City IATA ICAO Airport Notes Refs
Amami ASJ RJKA Amami Airport
Hateruma HTR RORH Hateruma Airport Terminated
Ishigaki ISG ROIG New Ishigaki Airport
Kitadaitō KTD RORK Kitadaitō Airport
Kumejima UEO ROKJ Kumejima Airport
Minami-Daito MMD ROMD Minami-Daito Airport
Miyakojima MMY ROMY Miyako Airport
Naha OKA ROAH Naha Airport Hub
Tarama TRA RORT Tarama Airport
Yonaguni OGN ROYN Yonaguni Airport
Yoron RNJ RORY Yoron Airport
Zamami KJP ROKR Kerama Airport Terminated [5]

Fleet

Current fleet

RAC Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 Combi

The Ryukyu Air Commuter fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2019):[6][7]

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

Former fleet

The airline previously operated the following aircraft:

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-02. Retrieved 2010-02-14.((cite web)): 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," Ryukyu Air Commuter
  5. ^ "Kerama Airport Guide[permanent dead link]," Japan Airlines
  6. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World. October 2019: 18.
  7. ^ "World Airline Census 2018". Flightglobal.com. Retrieved 2018-08-27.

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