Okinawa Prefecture

Okinawa Prefecture – Japan

Timeline: Intended – an outline vision has been agreed

City centre – airport (30km)

Programme description

According to Shigeru Takano, a former official at the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) executive advisor for ANA Strategic Research Institute, quoted in ANA plans to use eVTOL aircraft initially for airport shuttle services in Osaka, Tokyo, Nagoya, and Okinawa Prefecture. “ANA plans to operate the aircraft itself through a subsidiary company, although Takano indicated that it may have partners in the effort. From 2026 onward, the airline expects to start adding intercity and intracity routes in its key Japan markets, integrating its services with public transportation options including subways and railways as it grows into a provider of large-scale UAM.”


UAM/AAM aircraft operator: