San747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4994 posts, RR: 12 Posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3582 times:
Just a quick notice... The New Kitakyushu airport opens today according to Airliner World magazine. It replaces the old airport, which had a 5,000 something foot runway in hilly terrain with an 8,200 foot runway in the bay.
Starflyer, a new airline based at New Kitakyushu airport, starts operations today with its three A320s from that airport to Tokyo Haneda. Here is the first A320 in its striking livery:
Lightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13918 posts, RR: 100
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3450 times:
Quoting San747 (Thread starter): The New Kitakyushu airport opens today according to Airliner World magazine.
What's the airport's code? I'll admit to not knowing where that is in Japan, but as an airline/airport fanatic, I'd like to zoom over on google earth. If you've already pinpointed it... Please send a link.
According to Wikipedia, Starflyer has started flying KKJ-HND 12x daily. I quote Wikipedia: "Once the Kitakyushu-Tokyo route is well established the airline plans to open routes to Shanghai, Beijing and Seoul from Kitakyushu."
The A320s are configured with 144 seats, each with PTVs and hookups for laptops.