The A321LR jet touches down at Kansai Airport on Dec 19. Photo: Peach Aviation

Airbus A321LR to enter service for first time in Japan


Peach Aviation has announced that the first Airbus A321LR arrived at Kansai Airport from Hamburg, Germany, on Dec 19. From next month, it is scheduled to operate regular flights between Osaka (Kansai) to Sapporo (New-Chitose) and Okinawa (Naha).

The first flight will be MM211 (Osaka (Kansai) - Okinawa (Naha) route) on Jan 18. Peach is the first Japanese airline to introduce the A321L

The A321LR ncorporates CFM's LEAP-1A engine and sharklets (large wing-tip plates), and is 20% more fuel-efficient compared to the previous model (A320ceo). In addition, the seat pitch of the A321LR introduced by Peach is 30 to 31 inches (76 to 78 cm), and each seat is equipped with a USB charging port, improving in-flight comfort.

Also, seats in Airbus aircraft are one inch (about 2.5 cm) wider than those in aircraft manufactured by other companies, which allows for ample cabin space.

Peach CEO Takeaki Mori said, “Peach is already operating five new Airbus A320neo jets, which are as highly fuel-efficient as the A321LR. By the end of 2025, we will switch our entire fleet over to the highly efficient and environmentally friendly A321LR and A320neo models, in order to make air transportation more sustainable. Furthermore, in addition to the introduction of new and environmentally friendly aircraft, we will actively promote environmental initiatives with the introduction of the A321LR, making an effort to reduce the environmental impact through improving our operations."

Source: Peach Aviation Ltd

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My in-flight comfort would not be drastically altered by a USB port, screen yes, USB meh..

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If they’re bragging about a 30 inch seat pitch that’s not a good selling point.

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