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1st Domestic Commercial Flights to Ibaraki Airport - Skymark to Make 1 Daily Roundtrip

1st Domestic Commercial Flights to Ibaraki Airport - Skymark to Make 1 Daily Roundtrip

Completion Image of Ibaraki Airport. Image: Ibaraki Prefecture

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Starting April 16, Ohta Ward, Tokyo-based Skymark Airlines, Inc. will fly one daily roundtrip flight to Kobe from Ibaraki Airport in Omitama, Ibaraki Prefecture.

The route, announced by the airline on February 6, will be the first domestic commercial route to Ibaraki Airport, which opens on March 11. The flight schedule is still being arranged, but it is expected to be a morning roundtrip flight. Regular one-way fares for adults will be 12,000 yen. Discounts for advance ticket purchases will reach as low as below half-price.

In February, Skymark also announced “commemorative flights” between Kobe, Ibaraki and Haneda on the day the airport opens. There was speculation over whether Skymark was “making preparations for regular commercial flights,” and the expectation that the airport’s value for “low-cost initiatives” would suit Skymark’s quest for a low-cost business model quickly turned into fact.

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