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FDA Considering Nagoya-Niigata Service - 5th FDA Route Connecting to Nagoya Airport

FDA Considering Nagoya-Niigata Service - 5th FDA Route Connecting to Nagoya Airport

FDA's 6th aircraft is painted in purple.

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In December, Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture-based Fuji Dream Airlines, Inc. (FDA) announced that it is considering starting service on a new route on March 25 that will connect Nagoya Airport (also known as Komaki Airport) in Komaki, Aichi Prefecture with Niigata Airport in Niigata, Niigata Prefecture.

The route would be part of the carrier's plans for expanding its operating network after putting its sixth aircraft - a brand new Embraer ERJ 175 with seating for 84 passengers - into service in November of last year. It would also connect Nagoya Airport, one of FDA's bases of operations, with Niigata, which became the latest destination for the airline to serve after establishing a new Niigata-Fukuoka route last October. FDA will decide on flight volume and other details at a later date.

FDA started operating flights to and from Nagoya Airport after Japan Air Lines Co., Ltd. (JAL) abandoned its routes to the airport. There are currently 18 daily flights (9 round-trip) in and out of the airport that connect it to Aomori, Iwate Hanamaki, Fukuoka and Kumamoto Airports. The addition of the Niigata route will make Nagoya FDA's most well-served hub based on number of routes and flights. The carrier will consider timetable changes and increased flight volume for the Niigata-Fukuoka route in its plans for operating its new aircraft.

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