Thursday, October 16, 2014

Skymark announces Sapporo – Okinawa seasonal service.

On October 16th, Skymark Airlines (BC/SKY) announced that they will launch winter seasonal non-stop service connecting Sapporo/New Chitose (CTS/RJCC) and Okinawa/Naha (OKA/ROAH) from January 29th. It will be operated every Thursday to Sunday until February 28th, and daily from the following day until March 28th. 177-seat Boeing 737-800s will fly the route.
Boeing 737-86N(WL) JA73NF ONE PIECE JET (Skymark to introduce ONE PIECE JET on July 19th.) taxies for departure at New Chitose, the bigger airport serving Sapporo. (Photo: Ryosuke Yano)

Flight Schedule:
New Chitose – Naha NEW 1 daily with B737-800.
BC751 CTS 0930 – 1330 OKA 73H/738 Daily *Th/Fr/Sa/Su only Jan/29 - Feb/28.
BC754 OKA 1430 – 1740 CTS 73H/738 Daily *Th/Fr/Sa/Su only Jan/29 - Feb/28.

One-way fares will range from 11,000 JPY to 43,000 JPY, and tickets will go on sale on October 17th at 1500 JST. The longest domestic route in Japan, covering 2,240 kilometers (1,400 miles) and connecting the northernmost and southernmost major cities, is currently only served by All Nippon Airways (NH/ANA) with 176-seat 737-800s. ANA's once-daily round-trip is operated year-round, with fares starting at 21,200 JPY and going as high as 70,100 JPY for the most flexible ticket.

Reference: Skymark Airlines, October 16th. (PDF; in Japanese)

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