Oriental Air Bridge is a Japanese airline operating domestic flights in Japan. The airline was founded in June 1961 and commenced operations in May 1980. The first-ever service for the airline was between Nagasaki and Iki and the route is still currently operating. In November 2009, the airline started codeshare flights with ANA All Nippon Airways on a few routes. These codeshare routes are originating from Nagasaki and Fukuoka to destinations like Tsushima, Fukue, and Miyazaki.
The airline is currently operating these domestic flights with DHC-8-201 and DHC-8-400, which are perfect for these routes. The airline is based at Nagasaki Airport, where many international and regional carriers operate. It provides great connectivity for travellers intending to travel on to a connecting flight.
Oriental Air Bridge only offer domestic services. The domestic routes they fly include Nagasaki, Iki, Goto Fukue, Tsushima, Fukuoka, Miyazaki and Komatsu.
Passengers are entitled to one personal item onboard. This personal baggage could be a handbag, a camera, a laptop, etc. This personal item cannot be larger than 45cm x 35cm x 20cm or heavier than 10kg.
Any checked baggage on the airline flights cannot exceed 203cm in the sum of three dimensions. There is no limit on the number of checked baggage allowed but the total weight allowance is 20kg. Any weight excessing 20kg is subject to an excess baggage charge.
No passenger is allowed to check baggage for more than a total of 100kg.
There is currently no in-flight meal service onboard as all routes are domestic short-haul flights.
Online check-in is not available as an option.
Please check the airline's check-in deadlines at the airport. At Alternative Airlines, we recommend passengers to arrive at the airport two hours before departure for domestic flights and three hours before scheduled departure time for international flights.
Failure to check-in on-time may result in loss of fare. The airline reserves the rights to deny boarding.
Oriental Air Bridge does not have a frequent flyer programme.
As of July 2020, the airline operates a fleet of Bombardier aircraft including the DHC-8-201 and DHC-8-400.
The -201 version has a capacity of 39 seats whereas the -400 version has a capacity of 74 seats.
Nagasaki Airport (NGS) is located 4km from the Omura train station. The airport is serving Nagasaki, Japan. The airport has one passenger terminal and one active runway for commercial use. The other shorter runway at the airport is reserved for the Japanese military.
Many regional and international airlines use this airport, ranging from low-cost airlines to full-service carriers. Other airlines flying to and from the airport include ANA, Japan Airlines, Solaseed Air, Skymark Airlines, Peach, Jetstar, China Eastern Airlines, Air Seoul and HK Express.
If you're looking to fly to or between more remote destinations within Japan, take a look at these smaller regional airlines: Star Flyer and Amakusa Airlines.