JTA / RAC Expands New Aircraft Service from Aug 2016

JAL Group carriers starting 01AUG16 enhances Ryukyu Islands operation, as Japan TransOcean Air (JTA) and Ryukyu Air Commuter (RAC) expands new aircraft (Boeing 737-800 for JTA, Dash8-Q400COMBI for RAC) operation.

Japan TransOcean Air (JTA) will begin: Boeing 737-800 operation on Okinawa – Nagoya Chubu route, operating on 1 of 4 daily flights, replacing the 737-400.
NU042 OKA1145 – 1355NGO 73H D
NU044 OKA1550 – 1800NGO 734 D
NU046 OKA1900 – 2110NGO 734 D
NU048 OKA2010 – 2215NGO 734 D

NU043 NGO0740 – 0950OKA 734 D
NU045 NGO0845 – 1055OKA 734 D
NU047 NGO1445 – 1655OKA 73H D
NU049 NGO1930 – 2135OKA 734 D

From 01AUG16, expanded JTA 737-800 operation as follow (previously reported on 20MAY16):
Miyakojima – Tokyo Haneda 1 daily (New 737-800 operating route)
Okinawa – Miyakojima 737-800 operation increases from 1 to 3 daily (NU559/560, NU565/564, NU573/556)

Planned 737-800 operation on Okinawa – Ishigaki is now scheduled until 31JUL16, once a day. Previously planned 2 daily flights from 01AUG16 is cancelled, and will be operated by 737-400 instead. JTA also operates 737-800 on Okinawa – Fukuoka route twice a day (NU050/053, NU060/065).

For Ryukyu Air Commuter (RAC),  the new Dash8-Q400COMBI will begin operating following service
Okinawa – Kitadaito – Minamidaito – Okinawa 4 weekly
Okinawa – Minamidaito – Kitadaito – Okinawa 3 weekly
Okinawa – Yonaguni 1 daily

On existing routes, expanded Dash8-Q400COMBI operation includes:
Ishigaki – Yonaguni Q400 operation increases from 1 to 2 daily, out of 3 daily flights
Okinawa – Kumejima Q400 operation increases from 2 to 3 daily, out of 6 daily flights

RAC also operates Q400COMBI on following routes:
Okinawa – Amami-Oshima 1 daily
Okinawa – Ishigaki 1 daily

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