Peach Aviation, one of the very first low cost airlines in Japan, has taken delivery of its first A320 through a leasing contract with GECAS. The Japanese carrier will lease 10 A320s.
Peach Aviation’s A320 aircraft seats 180 passengers in a single-class layout and is powered by CFM International engines.
“We are delighted to take delivery of our first brand-new Airbus A320,” said Peach Aviation President Shinichi Inoue. “With a complete new fleet of A320’s, we aim at establishing a new low-cost business model in Japan. The world’s standard single-aisle aircraft will enable us to offer attractive airfares in the competitive Japanese market.”
Peach Aviation was established by All Nippon Airways (ANA), First Eastern Investment Group (First Eastern) in Hong Kong and Innovation Network Corporation of Japan.
The Osaka-based company will start operations from Kansai airport in March 2012, first on domestic routes, and then internationally across Asia.© Asia Travel Tips