Flight reservations for Okinawa Obon season surpass 520,000

The five domestic airlines serving Okinawa announced that the combined number of reservations for airline tickets for the Okinawa Obon season from Aug. 9th through 17th has exceeded ¥520,000.

The number of reservations is 6.9% higher than last year, and stood at 523,659 as of Aug. 2nd.

Per carrier, the number of reservations on JAL flights decreased 2.4% to 104,358, while ANA announced an increase of 4.0% to 249,596. ANA spokesman added that the company has added 31 charter flights to its regularly scheduled runs for this Obon season.

Okinawa-based JAL affiliate JTA announced that its reservations have increased 8.7% to 88,444, and RAC (Ryukyu Air Commuter) that flies routes between outer islands Naha increased 13.8% from last year to 10,702.

The low cost carrier Skymark announced that their reservations increased 35.4% to 70,559.