• Kyodo


Bankrupt Skymark Airlines Inc. said Wednesday it will suspend flights to and from Yonago Kitaro Airport in Tottori Prefecture from Sept. 1 as one measure of many to restore its financial health.

The suspension will remain through Oct. 24, but no decision has been taken on the flights’ resumption thereafter, Skymark said.

From Sept. 1, the struggling airline will also cut one of its two daily round-trip flights to both Sapporo and Fukuoka from Ibaraki Airport.

But the airline plans to increase flights on popular routes. Those between Sapporo and Chubu Centrair International Airport serving Nagoya and between Kobe and Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, will get either one or three additional flights a day.

Skymark filed for bankruptcy protection in January and will submit a rehabilitation plan to the court by May 29. ANA Holdings Inc. is among companies that have offered to sponsor its recovery.

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