Japan Air Commuter (JAC)—a Japan Airlines subsidiary—launched its first ATR 42-600 flight April 26 on service from Kagoshima to Yakushima. The aircraft then performed three flights: from Yakushima to Kagoshima, from Kagoshima to Okinoerabu, and back to Kagoshima. Japan is preparing for a huge influx of tourists. The Japanese government hopes to welcome 40 million visitors by 2020. JAC took delivery of its first 50-seat ATR 42-600 in January. The carrier ordered eight of the ...

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