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Japan Transocean Air
IATA
NU
ICAO
JTA
Callsign
JAY OCEAN
Founded June 20, 1967
(as Southwest Air Lines)
Hubs Naha Airport
Focus cities Ishigaki Airport
Fleet size 15
Destinations 14
Parent company Japan Transocean Air Co., Ltd.
Headquarters Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Key people Takeshi Ichinosawa (Chairman/President)
Website www.jal.co.jp/jta

Japan Transocean Air Co., Ltd. (日本トランスオーシャン航空株式会社 Nippon Toransuōshan Kōkū Kabushiki-gaisha?), or JTA, is an airline based in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.[1] It operates domestic services. Its main base is Naha Airport.[2]

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History

The airline was established on 20 June 1967 as Southwest Air Lines (南西航空 Nansei Kōkū?), and started operations in July 1967. It changed its name in July 1993. It has 754 employees (at March 2007) and is owned by Japan Airlines (51.1%), Naha Airport Terminal (17%), Okinawa Prefecture (12.9%) and others (19.1%)[2]

It flew Convair 240s until new capital from JAL allowed it to upgrade to NAMC YS-11s, and eventually Boeing 737s. JTA occasionally lends aircraft to JAL in the event of equipment failure. JTA also provides maintenance services for JAL Group Boeing 737-400 aircraft. JTA owns 69.8% of Ryukyu Air Commuter.[citation needed]

Destinations

Japan Transocean Air Boeing 737-4Q3

[3]

Honshū
Kyūshū
Ryukyu Islands
Shikoku

Former destinations

Fleet

Japan Transocean Air Boeing 737-429

As of December 2009 the Japan Transocean Air fleet consists of the following aircraft:[2][5]

Types formerly operated include: NAMC YS-11[4], Boeing 767-200[6], Boeing 737-200[7]

Accidents and incidents

References

  1. ^ "Company Profile" (Japanese). Japan Transocean Air. Retrieved on May 19, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International: p. 97. 2007-04-03. 
  3. ^ "Route Network," Japan Transocean Air
  4. ^ a b "Shimojijima Airport," Okinawa Prefecture
  5. ^ Japan Transocean Air fleet list at ch-aviation.ch. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
  6. ^ "[1]," Airliners.net
  7. ^ "[2]," Airliners.net

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