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FDA Officially Announces Opening of 4 New Routes - Taking Over Shizuoka & Matsumoto Routes after JAL Pulls Out

FDA Officially Announces Opening of 4 New Routes - Taking Over Shizuoka & Matsumoto Routes after JAL Pulls Out

FDA's third aircraft will be pained pink. Photo: FDA

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On January 13, Fuji Dream Airlines (FDA) officially announced that it will open new routes. The routes are: Shizuoka Airport to New Chitose (Sapporo) and Fukuoka Airport starting April 1; Shinshu Matsumoto Airport to New Chitose Airport and Fukuoka Airport starting June 1.

Japan Airlines (JAL) currently serves the four routes on a daily basis, but the carrier has decided to completely terminate its service to Fukuoka and Shinshu Matsumoto Airports. As for flight schedules for the four new routes, they will be announced at the end of January for flights serving Fukuoka, and at the end of March for those at Shinshu Matsumoto. Thereafter, ticket reservations and sales will commence.

According to FDA, the airline is considering investing in three more aircraft (84-seat Embraer ERJ 175s) at the end of this month to serve the new routes, in addition to the two planes (76-seat Embraer ERJ 170s) it is currently flying. With the opening of the new routes, FDA’s network will expand to serve six Japanese cities on seven routes.

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