On 1 September t’way air started serving Tokyo Narita from Daegu. This is a new destination for the Japanese capital city airport. Celebrating the event at the gate are: Mr. Hyung-Yi Kim, VP of Business & Management, t’way air and Mr. Takeshi Arakawa, Senior Executive Officer, Narita International Airport Corporation. The new route will be flown daily by the South Korean LCC’s 737-800s.
- t’way air has added two more routes to Japan from Daegu (TAE). On 1 September the LCC began daily flights on the short 303-kilometre sector to Fukuoka (FUK). Coincidentally, Air Busan also started daily service on the same route on the same day. Also on 1 September t’way air launched daily flights on the 1,056-kilometre route to Tokyo Narita (NRT). No other carrier serves this airport pair. Both services will be operated by the carrier’s fleet of 15 189-seat 737-800s. According to OAG Schedules Analyser t’way air is the fifth biggest carrier in the Korea-Japan market with around 8% of flights. A total of 11 airlines operate between the two countries, with the six largest all being based in South Korea, led by Korean Air (25%), Asiana Airlines (19%), Jeju Airlines (12%) and Jin Air (9%). Compared with last September seat capacity between the two countries is up an impressive 24%.