Far East Trip Day 3 – Fukuoka & Tokyo Narita 7th October 2019

Day 3, and it was an early start to check in for my flight from Incheon to Fukuoka. The heavens had opened and I was glad that i was moving on, however Korea was a wonderful country, very clean and the people very welcoming. I was originally booked with Jin Air for this leg, but they pulled the route a month before I was due to fly. I was re-funded immediately which was really good service and I re-booked with Asiana travelling Business class for less money (£150 single). I took the Hyatt shuttle bus to Terminal 1 at Incheon and was swiftly airside. The Asiana lounge was pretty good, and I had a decent breakfast (even though I cannot eat Gluten). My ride to Fukuoka was a vintage Boeing 767-300 HL7515, and there was only 4 of us in Business. The flight time was only 1 hour but we were still served a hot breakfast – I was feeling quite full :-). I had chosen Fukuoka as part of this trip not only because it was such a short flying distance from Incheon, but also because I wanted to pick up some Japanese commuter aircraft which I was unlikely to see in Tokyo (although I ended up seeing 2 of the ANA Wings Dash 8’s at Narita, and 2 of the Ibex CRJ’s which was really annoying) plus still get a crop of international traffic. Fuji Dream Airlines operate out of here and 4 examples were seen. There is also a Coast Guard station, and some GA and Helos. There are 2 viewing decks at Fukuoka, one on Domestic and one on International. The Domestic one is open air however there are major works going on and it seemed to have been reduced in length. there was also a barrier erected to stop you getting too close to the fence which made photography a bit tricky through the wires. The international deck is behind glass which is quite distorted making photography hit and miss. In the morning the sun favours the Domestic side and a free shuttle bus runs every few minutes between the two terminals. It was very pleasant (and surprisingly hot and humid with temperatures in the high 20’s) up on the deck in the sun, but very quickly aircraft were becoming backlit. I decided to have a walk outside the airport to try and get over to the western side of the approach. By the time I had walked out of the terminal it was becoming very cloudy. The wind had suddenly swung around from the coast and I stood on a footbridge just north of the terminal and took a couple of landing shots but they then switched runways prompting a change of plan. It was then a walk back to the shuttle bus back around to international. I was keen to not waste any more time, and settled into the international viewing deck until it was time to check in for my onward flight to Narita which was with Jetstar, prompting another ride on the shuttle bus back to Domestic. All in all a very enjoyable day with over 100 aircraft logged. In hindsight I wished I had walked the perimeter a bit more to try and pick up some more of the helos and coast guard aircraft but it was just too hot, and time too short!


The viewing terrace on Domestic complete with barrier.


IMG_3904                    Domestic Terminal line up. The smaller commuter aircraft park way out of sight to the south


The Domestic terminal is very long, and takes a good 10 minutes to walk its length.


The International terminal viewing deck

My onward flight to Narita departed at 18:00 and the flight took 1 hour 50 minutes with Jetstar A320 JA15JJ doing the honours. I was pretty tired by the time I arrived at Narita in pouring rain, and made my way to the Narita Rest House (using their shuttle bus) after the long walk from T3 and was allocated room 637. The hotel is very basic and reminded me of a block of council flats I used to live in, but was adequate for my needs. Chips, salad and a glass of wine were quite cheap and the room gave a limited view over part of the cargo stands. In any event I was out like a light by 21:30 and up again with the larks (I really struggle to adjust to the different timezones when travelling).

Overall I was very impressed with Fukuoka and if ever returning to Japan will try and ensure it’s part of the itinerary.


On with the log:

Mon 07 Oct 2019 Seoul Incheon (Early morning from inside Terminal 1 only)
9M-MTJ Airbus A330 323E 1347 Malasia Airlines
9M-MTJ  -  Airbus A330-323  -  Malaysia Airlines  -  ICN/RKSI 7/10/19
9M-XXG Airbus A330 343E 1131 AirAsia X
B-1073 Airbus A330 343E 1869 China Eastern Airlines
B-9946 Airbus A320 214SL 5735 China Eastern Airlines
B-HNI Boeing 777 367 27508 Cathay Pacific Airways
D-AIXB Airbus A350 941 80 Lufthansa
HL7204 Boeing 777 300ER 60380 Korean Air
HL7515 Boeing 767 38E 25762 Asiana Airlines (The ride to FUK)
HL7557 Boeing 737NG 86N 28622 Jeju Air
HL7611 Airbus A380 861 35 Korean Air
HL7782 Boeing 777 3B5ER 37643 Korean Air
HL8003 Airbus A330 323E 1590 Korean Air
HL8071 Airbus A321 231SL 7266 Asiana Airlines
HL8224 Boeing 737NG 8Q8/W 38822 Jin Air
HL8279 Airbus A321 231 5636 Asiana Airlines
HL8308 Airbus A350 941 218 Asiana Airlines
HL8323 Boeing 737NG 8AS/W 34988 T way Air
HL8326 Boeing 737NG 8AS/W 34992 T way Air
HS-TGX Boeing 747 4D7 27725 Thai Airways International
HS-TQE Boeing 787 8 38757 Thai Airways International
N451PA Boeing 747 46NF 30809 Polar Air Cargo
N452PA Boeing 747 46NF 30810 Polar Air Cargo
RDPL-34223 Airbus A320 214 5356 Lao Airlines
RDPL-34223  -  Airbus A320-214  -  Lao Airlines  -  ICN/RKSI 07/10/19
RP-C4108 Airbus A320 214SL 7066 Cebu Pacific Air
RP-C7933 Airbus A320 232 2340 Pan Pacific Airlines
RP-C8789 Airbus A330 343E 1504 Philippine Airlines
RP-C9914 Airbus A321 231SL 6295 Philippine Airlines
RP-C9915 Airbus A321 231SL 6330 Philippine Airlines
UK78701 Boeing 787 8 38363 Uzbekistan Airways
VN-A362 Airbus A321 231 3966 Vietnam Airlines
VN-A637 Airbus A321 211SL 7998 VietJetAir
VN-A645 Airbus A321 211SL 7962 VietJetAir
VN-A684 Airbus A321 211SL 7342 VietJetAir
VN-A879 Boeing 787 10 60287 Vietnam Airlines
VN-A886 Airbus A350 941 14 Vietnam Airlines

Mon 07 Oct 2019 Fukuoka
97-4498 Kawasaki CH-47J Chinook 5084 Japanese Air Self Defence Force
9V-SCK Boeing 787 10 60261 Singapore Airlines
B-1615 Airbus A321 231SL 6396 China Eastern Airlines
B-16227 Airbus A321 211SL 7344 EVA Air
B-16331 Airbus A330 302X 1254 EVA Air
B-1680 Airbus A321 231SL 6649 China Eastern Airlines
B-1680  -  Airbus A321-231 (SL)  -  China Eastern Airlines  -  FUK/RJFF 07/10/19
B-18315 Airbus A330 302 823 China Airlines
B-50003 Airbus A320 232 4804 Tigerair Taiwan
B-50003  -  Airbus A320-232  -  Tigerair Taiwan -  FUK/RJFF 7/10/19
B-5170 Boeing 737NG 808 34705 Air China
B-5170  -  Boeing 737-808  -  Air China  -  FUK/RJFF 07/10/19
B-5473 Boeing 737NG 89P/W 36763 China Eastern Airlines
B-5473  -  Boeing 737-89P (WL)  -  China Eastern  -  FUK/RJFF 7/10/19
B-6825 Airbus A321 232 4949 Air China
B-6825  -  Airbus A321-232  -  Air China  -  FUK/RJFF 7-10-19
B-HSG Airbus A320 232 812 Cathay Dragon
B-HSG  -  Airbus A320-232  -  Cathay Dragon  -  FUK/RJFF 7/10/19
B-LBI Airbus A330 343E 1598 Cathay Dragon
B-LCP Airbus A320 271NSL 7598 Hong Kong Express Airways
B-LEG Airbus A321 231SL 7872 Hong Kong Express Airways
B-LEI Airbus A321 231SL 7969 Hong Kong Express Airways
B-LEI  -  Airbus A321-231 (SL)  -  HongKong Express  -  FUK/RJFF 7/10/19
B-MCH Airbus A320 232SL 7497 Air Macau
B-MCH  -  Airbus A320-232(WL)  -  Air Macau  -  FUK/RJFF 7/10/19
HL7201 Bombardier C Series 300 55024 Korean Air
HL7726 Boeing 737NG 9B5 30001 Korean Air
HL8016 Boeing 737NG 8SH/W 41341 Jin Air
HL8066 Airbus A320 232 2430 Air Busan
HL8083 Boeing 787 9 34812 Korean Air
HL8083  -  Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner  -  Korean Air  -  FUK/RJFF 07/10/19
HL8261 Boeing 737NG 8BK/W 30624 Jeju Air
HL8323 Boeing 737NG 8AS/W 34988 T way Air
HL8339 Boeing 737NG 82R/W 40011 Jeju Air
HL8339  -  Boeing 737-82R (WL)  -  Jeju Air  -  FUK/RJFF 7/10/19
HL8354 Boeing 737NG 8KN/W 40246 T way Air
HL8364 Airbus A321 251NXSL 8910 Asiana Airlines
HS-TBG Airbus A330 343E 1408 Thai Airways International
JA01AN Boeing 737 781/W 33916 All Nippon Airways
JA01AN  -  Boeing 737-781 (WL)  -  All Nippon Airways  -  FUK/RJFF 7/10/19
JA010D Boeing 777 289 27642 Japan Airlines
JA010D  -  Boeing 777-289  -  Japan Airlines  -  FUK/RJFF 7/10/19
JA01AM ATR 42 600 1202 Amakusa Airlines
JA01AM  -  ATR 42-600  -  Amakusa Air  -  FUK/RJFF 07/10/19
JA01JC ATR 42 600 1215 Japan Air Commuter
JA01JC  -  ATR42-600  -  Japan Air Commuter  -  FUK/RJFF 7/10/19
JA01JJ Airbus A320 232 5093 Jetstar Japan
JA01XJ Airbus A350 941 321 Japan Airlines
JA01XJ  -  Airbus A350-941  -  Japan Airlines  -  FUK/RJFF 7/10/19
JA020W MBB-Kawasaki BK.117 C-2 4046 Kyushu Jidosha Lease
JA02AP MD Helicopters MD 900 Explorer 900-00113 Asahi Shimbun Press
JA02JC ATR 42 600 1218 Japan Air Commuter
JA02JC  -  ATR 42-600  -  Japan Air Commuter  -  FUK/RJFF 7/10/19
JA03FP Airbus Helicopters AS365N3 Dauphin 2 7012 Fukuoka Police
JA03JJ Airbus A320 232 5161 Jetstar Japan
JA03RK Boeing 737NG 800/W 61477 Japan TransOcean Air
JA03XJ Airbus A350 941 343 Japan Airlines
JA03XJ  -  Airbus A350-941  -  Japan Airlines  -  FUK/RJFF 7/10/19
JA04FJ Embraer EMB-170 SU 17000129 Fuji Dream Airlines
JA04FJ  -  Embraer ERJ-175STD  -  Fuji Dream Airlines  -  FUK/RJFF 7/10/19
JA05RJ Bombardier CRJ 700 702 NG 10279 Ibex Airlines
JA05RJ  -  Bombardier CRJ-702ER  -  Ibex Airlines (ANA Connection)  -  FUK/RJFF 07/10/19
JA06FJ Embraer EMB-175 STD 17000332 Fuji Dream Airlines
JA06FJ  -  Embraer ERJ-175STD  -  Fuji Dream Airlines  -  FUK/RJFF 7/10/19
JA06RK Boeing 737NG 800/W 61480 Japan TransOcean Air
JA07MC Airbus A320 214 5102 StarFlyer
JA08MC Airbus A320 214 5393 StarFlyer
JA08MC  -  Airbus A320-214  -  Starflyer Airlines  -  FUK/RJFF 07/10/19
JA08RK Boeing 737NG 800/W 61481 Japan TransOcean Air
JA09MC Airbus A320 214 5512 StarFlyer
JA09MC  -  Airbus A320-214  -  Starflyer Airlines  -  FUK/RJFF 07/10/19
JA09RJ Bombardier CRJ 700 702ER NG 10334 Ibex Airlines
JA09RJ  -  Bombardier CRJ-702ER  -  Ibex Airlines (ANA Connection)  -  FUK/RJFF 07/10/19
JA10RJ Bombardier CRJ 700 702ER NG 10340 Ibex Airlines
JA12RJ Bombardier CRJ 700 702ER NG 10345 Ibex Airlines
JA13FJ Embraer EMB-175 STD 17000785 Fuji Dream Airlines
JA13FJ  -  Embraer ERJ-175STD  -  Fuji Dream Airlines  -  FUK/RJFF 7/10/19
JA14JJ Airbus A320 232SL 5695 Jetstar Japan
JA14RJ Bombardier CRJ 700 702ER NG 10347 Ibex Airlines
JA14RJ  -  Bombardier CRJ-702ER  -  Ibex Airlines (ANA Connection)  -  FUK/RJFF 07/10/19
JA15JJ Airbus A320 232SL 5701 Jetstar Japan (The ride down to Narita)
JA16JJ Airbus A320 232SL 5717 Jetstar Japan
JA18AR Airbus Helicopters Dauphin AS.365 N3 7019 Fukuoka Authorities
JA18AR  -  Airbus Helicopters H365N3 Dauphin 2  -  Fire Management Agency Japan  -  FUK/RJFF 7/10/19
JA20MC Airbus A320 214SL 5652 StarFlyer
JA213J Embraer EMB-170 STD 17000285 J-Air
JA214J Embraer EMB-170 STD 17000295 J-Air
JA214J  -  Embraer ERJ-170STD  -  J-Air  -  FUK/RJFF 7/10/19
JA215J Embraer EMB-170 STD 17000297 J-Air
JA215J  -  Embraer ERJ-170STD  -  J-Air  -  FUK/RJFF 7/10/19
JA217J Embraer EMB-170 STD 17000308 J-Air
JA220J Embraer EMB-170 STD 17000322 J-Air
JA23MC Airbus A320 214SL 5931 StarFlyer
JA24JJ Airbus A320 232SL 8429 Jetstar Japan
JA24MC Airbus A320 214SL 7414 StarFlyer
JA251J Embraer EMB-190 STD 19000742 J-Air
JA251J  -  Embraer ERJ-190STD  -  J-Air  -  FUK/RJFF 7/10/19
JA307K Boeing 737 54K 29795 ANA Wings
JA307K  -  Boeing 737-53K  -  All Nippon Airlines  -  FUK/RJFF 07/10/19
JA326J Boeing 737NG 846/W 35355 Japan Airlines
JA327J Boeing 737NG 846/W 35356 Japan Airlines
JA340J Boeing 737NG 846/W 39190 Japan Airlines
JA391C Cessna Citation CJ2+ 525A0391 Shizuoka Air Commuter
JA463A Bombardier DHC-8 402 NG 4558 ANA Wings
JA463A (2)
JA612J Boeing 767 346ER 33848 Japan Airlines
JA6146 Eurocopter Squirrel AS.350 BA 2842 Nishi Nippon AirLine Co Ltd
JA615J Boeing 767 346ER 33850 Japan Airlines
JA618A Boeing 767 381ER 37720 All Nippon Airways
JA62AN Boeing 737NG 881/W 33899 All Nippon Airways
JA704A Boeing 777 281 27035 All Nippon Airways
JA710A Boeing 777 281ER 28279 All Nippon Airways
JA713A Boeing 777 281 32647 All Nippon Airways
JA717A Boeing 777 281ER 33415 All Nippon Airways
JA737N Boeing 737NG 8HX 36845 Skymark Airlines
JA737R Boeing 737NG 86N/W 35630 Skymark Airlines
JA737U Boeing 737NG 8FZ/W 29680 Skymark Airlines
JA737Z Boeing 737NG 82Y/W 40712 Skymark Airlines
JA73AA Boeing 737NG 800/W 63413 Skymark Airlines
JA73NA Boeing 737NG 8HX/W 36849 Skymark Airlines
JA73NJ Boeing 737NG 86N/W 39405 Skymark Airlines
JA73NL Boeing 737NG 8HX/W 38104 Skymark Airlines
JA73NY Boeing 737NG 86N/W 41263 Skymark Airlines
JA742A Boeing 777 281ER 40901 All Nippon Airways
JA742A (2)
JA772J Boeing 777 246 27657 Japan Airlines
JA773J Boeing 777 246 27653 Japan Airlines
JA802B Bombardier DHC-8 201 579 Oriental Air Bridge
JA802B  -  De Havilland Canada Dash 8-201Q  -  Oriental Air Bridge  -  FUK/RJFF 7/10/19
JA806P Airbus A320 214 5384 Peach Air
JA818N Cessna 208 20800350 Nakanihon Air Service
JA821A Boeing 787 8 42245 All Nippon Airways
JA821P Airbus A320 214 8396 Peach Aviation
JA826P Airbus A320 214 8892 Peach Aviation
JA830A Boeing 787 9 34522 All Nippon Airways
JA8322 Boeing 767 381 25618 All Nippon Airways
JA842A Bombardier DHC-8 402 4082 ANA Wings
JA842A  -  Bombardier Dash 8-402Q  -  ANA Wings  -  FUK/RJFF 7/10/19
JA84AN Boeing 737NG 881/W 62639 All Nippon Airways
JA850A Bombardier DHC-8 402 4108 ANA Wings
JA853A Bombardier DHC-8 402 4135 ANA Wings
JA853A  -  Bombardier Dash 8-Q402  -  ANA Wings  -  FUK/RJFF 07/10/19
JA854A Bombardier DHC-8 402 4151 ANA Wings
JA854A  -  Bombardier Dash 8-Q402  -  ANA Wings  -  FUK/RJFF 07/10/19
JA859A Bombardier DHC-8 402 NG 4401 ANA Wings
JA8669 Boeing 767 381 27444 All Nippon Airways
JA8669  -  Boeing 767-381  -  All Nippon Airlines  -  FUK/RJFF 7/10/19
JA868A Raytheon Aircraft Company King Air B350 FL-292 Japanese Coast Guard
JA86AN Boeing 737NG 881/W 62641 All Nippon Airways
JA8985 Boeing 777 246 27652 Japan Airlines
RP-C9934 Airbus A321 271NSL 8484 Philippine Airlines
RP-C9934  -  Airbus A321-271N  -  Philippenes Airlines  -  FUK/RJFF 7/10/19
VN-A334 Airbus A321 231 5164 Vietnam Airlines
VN-A361 Airbus A321 231 3964 Vietnam Airlines

Mon 07 Oct 2019 Tokyo Narita (Evening only – taxy to stand and from Hotel room)
B-16223 Airbus A321 211SL 7054 EVA Air
B-5933 Airbus A330 243 1471 Air China
B-8077 Airbus A320 214SL 6708 Shenzhen Airlines
JA13VA Airbus A320 214SL 7816 Vanilla Air
JA16JJ Airbus A320 232SL 5717 Jetstar Japan
JA214A Airbus A320 271NSL 8196 All Nippon Airways
JA25JJ Airbus A320 232SL 8842 Jetstar Japan
JA603A Boeing 767 381ERBCF 32972 All Nippon Airways
JA8358 Boeing 767 381ERBCF 25616 All Nippon Airways
N26910 Boeing 787 8 34826 United Airlines
N319UP Boeing 767 34AF/W 27758 United Parcel Service
N386HA Airbus A330 243 1302 Hawaiian Airlines
RP-C8781 Airbus A330 343E 1460 Philippine Airlines
VH-QPA Airbus A330 303 553 Qantas
VH-QPD Airbus A330 303 574 Qantas
ZK-NZK Boeing 787 9 43217 Air New Zealand

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