HEADLINES

Skymark Flight Times Adjusted to Pass under Total Solar Eclipse

Skymark Flight Times Adjusted to Pass under Total Solar Eclipse

Skymark's Boeing 737.

Enlarge this image Enlarge this map

On July 22, Skymark Airlines (1 Haneda Airport, Ota Ward) will partially alter its regular flight schedule so that some flights will pass through the shadow of the total solar eclipse near the Tokara Islands of Kagoshima Prefecture.

The two flights are SKY512 (Naha-Haneda) and SKY505 (Fukuoka-Naha). They will depart 15 to 20 minutes ahead of schedule at 10:15 and 10:10 a.m. This way the timing of the flights’ passage through the area south of Kagoshima Prefecture will coincide with the shadow of the solar eclipse. The eclipse will occur at Akusekijima, a Tokara island in the approximate middle of the shadow, between 10:53:16 and 10:59:41.

According to Skymark, the sun will be above the aircraft when the eclipse occurs, so it will not be visible from inside the cabin, but “passengers will be able to enjoy a mystical twilight zone interwoven by the solar eclipse.”

The airline has already adjusted flight information for the two flights in its online time tables and reservation system.

LATEST NEWS

ACCESS RANKING