Skymark Airlines has become the first Japanese operator of the Airbus
A330. Japan's third largest airline received two A330-300s from Airbus
and will begin operating the new aircraft on routes between Tokyo Haneda and Fukoka in April. Skymark has a total of 10 A330s on order as part of a leasing agreement.
The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism issued a Validation Type Certificate (VTC) for the A330-300 in January 2014.
"Together with our A380s to come, we confirm Skymark’s intention to remain at the forefront of our market, having one of Japan’s youngest, most modern fuel-efficient fleets," said Shinichi Nishikubo, president of Skymark Airlines.