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Oriental Air Bridge Co., Ltd.
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded21 June 1961; 62 years ago (1961-06-21) (as Nagasaki Airways)
Operating basesNagasaki Airport
Fleet size7[1]
HeadquartersŌmura, Nagasaki Prefecture
Key peopleTsunakuni Ōhitogata (CEO)[2]

Oriental Air Bridge Co., Ltd. (オリエンタルエアブリッジ株式会社, Orientaru Ea Burijji Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese regional airline headquartered on the grounds of Nagasaki Airport in Ōmura, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.[3] It operates regional services to the islands within Nagasaki Prefecture and also operates domestic services from Fukuoka and Nagoya.


The airline was established on June 12, 1961 as Nagasaki Airways. It was renamed Oriental Air Bridge in March 2001.[4]

In late 2022, ORC received its first of two ATR 42-600 which are scheduled to replace their Bombardier Dash 8 Q200 fleet.[citation needed]


The Oriental Air Bridge check-in desk at Nagasaki Airport.

Oriental Air Bridge serves the following destinations (as of January 2023):

Country Island City Airport Notes Refs
Japan Honshu Akita Akita Airport [5]
Japan Kyushu Fukuoka Fukuoka Airport
Japan Kyushu Gotō Fukue Airport
Japan Kyushu Iki Iki Airport
Japan Honshu Komatsu Komatsu Airport
Japan Kyushu Miyazaki Miyazaki Airport
Japan Kyushu Nagasaki Nagasaki Airport Hub
Japan Honshu Nagoya Nagoya–Centrair [5]
Japan Tsushima Tsushima Tsushima Airport


Current fleet[edit]

Oriental Air Bridge Bombardier Dash 8 Q200

As of February 2024, the Oriental Air Bridge fleet consists of the following aircraft:[1]

Oriental Air Bridge Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers[1] Notes
ATR 42-600 2 48
Bombardier Dash 8 Q200 1 39 To be phased out.[6][7][8]
Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 4 74
Total 8

Former fleet[edit]

Oriental Air Bridge has also operated the following aircraft types in the past:[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c orc-air.co.jp - Company Overview retrieved 10 February 2024
  2. ^ "社長ご挨拶". オリエンタルエアブリッジ株式会社 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2023-09-20.
  3. ^ "会社案内". オリエンタルエアブリッジ株式会社 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2023-09-20.
  4. ^ "会社案内 (事業の沿革)". オリエンタルエアブリッジ株式会社 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2023-09-20.
  5. ^ a b "Oriental Air Bridge Adds Nagoya and ATR42-600 Service in NS23". Aeroroutes. 2023-01-23. Retrieved 2023-01-30.
  6. ^ "Japan's Oriental Air Bridge goes with ATR for fleet renewal". airsoc.com. Retrieved 28 December 2021.
  7. ^ "「ありがとう」ORCのJA801B "ラストフライト" 離島と本土結び21年". 長崎新聞 (in Japanese). 2022-08-25. Retrieved 2022-10-17.
  8. ^ "JAL国内線777-300やORC初号機抹消 国交省航空機登録9月分". Yahoo!ニュース (in Japanese). 2022-10-15. Retrieved 2022-10-17.

External links[edit]

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