Skymark starts services from Sendai to Sapporo and Fukuoka
Skymark Airlines, on 20 April, began two new routes from Sendai (SDJ), the capital of the Miyagi Prefecture, to Fukuoka (FUK), situated on the northern coast of Kyushu Island, and Sapporo Chitose (CTS), Japan’s fourth largest city. The former will be flown twice-daily by the LCC, in competition with three airlines – Ibex Airlines (42 weekly), JAL’s regional subsidiary J-Air (14) and ANA (7). Competition will be fiercer for Skymark on the Sendai-Sapporo city pair, with the three incumbents offering 119 weekly flights between them – Air Nippon Network, the subsidiary feeder airline for ANA (28 weekly), fellow LCC Air Do (56) and J-Air (35). Both routes will be operated by the LCC’s 737-800s.