Friday, April 4, 2014

New Central Airservice launches Miyakejima.

On April 2nd, New Central Airservice (CUK) launched Tokyo/Chofu (RJTF) - Miyakejima (MYE/RJTQ) intra-Tokyo island service. 19-seat Dornier Do 228s operate the route three times daily. One-way fare has been set at 17,200 JPY per person, while a round-trip ticket is sold at 31,500 JPY. As an essential air link connecting the remote island and mainland Tokyo, the service is subsidized by the Government of Tokyo.
Dornier Do 228-212 JA33CA of the Chofu-based commuter carrier. (Photo: New Central Airservice)

CUK401 RJTF 0915 – 1005 MYE D28 Daily
CUK405 RJTF 1110 – 1200 MYE D28 Daily
CUK407 RJTF 1440 – 1530 MYE D28 Daily
CUK402 MYE 1030 – 1120 RJTF D28 Daily
CUK406 MYE 1230 – 1320 RJTF D28 Daily
CUK408 MYE 1600 – 1650 RJTF D28 Daily

All Nippon Airways (NH/ANA) withdrew from the one-time daily Tokyo/Haneda (HND/RJTT) - Miyakejima service it had been operating since 1966 this past Monday on March 31st. It was operated by ANA Wings' (EH/AKX) 56-seat Bombardier DHC-8-300Q (ANA quietly retires the Bombardier DHC-8-300Q.), which was retired on that day.
New Central Airservice's intra-Tokyo island network. (Image: New Central Airservice)

Founded in 1978 and based at Chofu, in northwestern Tokyo, New Central Airservice flies scheduled commuter flights to the Izu Islands with a fleet of five Dornier Do 228s. Kouzushima (RJAZ) has been served since 1992, Niijima (RJAN) since 1979, and Oshima (OIM/RJTO) since 1984. The company was the launch customer for the 'New Generation' Dornier Do 228NG (New Central Airservice receives 2nd Dornier 228NG.).

Source: New Central Airservice, April 2nd. (in Japanese)

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