Japan’s Oriental Air Bridge Begins Fleet Renewal With ATR
Oriental Air Bridge (ORC) and ATR signed an order for an ATR 42-600, as the Japanese regional airline retires its three De Havilland Dash 8-200s. ORC also signed a Global Maintenance Agreement with ATR.
ORC is based in Ōmura, Nagasaki Prefecture. From its main base at Nagasaki Airport, the carrier operates charter services throughout southern Japan in addition to scheduled services between Nagasaki and Fukuoka regions. The airline was established as Nagasaki Airways in 1961 and renamed Oriental Air Bridge in 2001.
ORC senior managing director and representative director Kazuhito Tanaka said the ATR 42-600 “will allow us to revitalize remote islands around Nagasaki Prefecture by providing lifeline connections with high efficiency and reliable services.”