ANA launches first commercial service in almost five decades to Iwakuni

ANA Tokyo Haneda to Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport
(NEW AIRPORT!!! Shared with Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni)

Col. James C. Stewart, Commanding Officer Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, leads the ribbon cutting for the opening of the civilian Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport December 9, 2012. 1,000 invited citizens of the city of Iwakuni were also given a souvenir pair of scissors to symbolise the creation of the airport as a community asset. Excellent photos and information provided by Lance Cpl. Brian A. Stevens, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni.

  • ANA inaugurated flights on the domestic route from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Iwakuni (IWK) in Yamaguchi, becoming the first airline to offer commercial services to this US Marine Corps naval base in 48 years. Four daily flights are offered on the route and operated with 737-800s.

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