5-Sep-2012 9:42 AM

Peach reports 79% load factor, 604,103 pax during first six months of operations

Peach transported (04-Sep-2012) 604,103 domestic and international passengers with an average load factor of 79% during its first six months of operation between 01-Mar-2012 and 31-Aug-2012. As previously reported, Peach stated the cumulative number of passengers on domestic services reached 500,000 on 26-Aug-2012, less than six months after its launch on 01-Mar-2012. The carrier has handled 82,000 international passengers since launching international services on 08-May-2012. Peach is scheduled to commence twice daily Osaka Kansa-Okinawa service on 18-Oct-2012 and daily Osaka Kansai-Taipei Taoyuan service on 16-Oct-2012. Peach CEO Shinichi Inoue forecasts the carrier will transport 4.0 million passengers in 2013, which will be four times its expected passenger traffic in 2012. [more – original PR – Japanese]