Peach Aviation launched (01-Mar-2012) operations at 07:17 on 01-Mar-2012 with a service from Osaka Kansai to Sapporo New Chitose. As reported by local media, including Japan Today, Kyodo, The Yomiuri Shimbun and Mainichi Japan, CEO Shinichi Inoue said the launch of the carrier "opens a new era of the Japanese airline industry". In its first phase of operations, the carrier, backed by All Nippon Airways and First Eastern Investment Group, will operate three times daily to Sapporo and four times daily to Fukuoka from its Osaka Kansai base. For summer 2012, Peach will add five new routes – Nagasaki, Kagoshima, Okinawa Naha, Hong Kong and Taiwan Taoyuan. Services will be operated with 180-seat A320s, with the carrier planning to lease 10 A320s within the first five years. The carrier said it is offering fares for less than a third of the price offered by full service carriers. As previously reported, the carrier intends to carry 6 million passengers p/a within five years of launch.
Peach Aviation commences service ahead of AirAsia Japan and Jetstar Japan
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