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Peach to expand operations through 'surprisingly' low fares

26-May-2011 11:15 AM

Peach, a newly formed LCC owned partially by All Nippon Airways, will seek to expand operations through "surprisingly" low fares, according to CEO Shinichi Inoue (Japan Today, 26-May-2011). Peach will operate from Kansai International Airport and is set to launch services connecting the Osaka airport to Fukuoka and Sapporo in Mar-2012. In May-2012, the carrier plans to launch a route linking Kansai to Seoul Incheon International Airport. The company will introduce 10 Airbus A320 aircraft in the first two years with an eye to increasing services on the three routes and expanding operations in Japan, Taiwan and China. It claims it will offer fares 50% lower than those of major Japanese carriers.