Shinichi Inoue, CEO of Peach Aviation, spoke to the gathered press and first passengers at Osaka Kansai as Japan’s new low-cost airline launched operations with two domestic routes.
- Peach, the Japanese start-up low-cost airline launched in partnership with ANA, commenced operations on 1 March, as detailed in this week’s airline analysis. From its base at Osaka Kansai (KIX), Peach now flies its A320 aircraft on two domestic routes. By autumn this year, the base airport’s low-cost terminal will be completed, allowing further growth in the low-cost segment. Peach now serves Fukuoka (FUK) in the south of the country four times daily, competing with ANA’s twice-daily flights, while Sapporo Chitose (CTS) in the north of Japan is served thrice-daily by Peach in competition with ANA’s 35 and JAL’s 28 flights a week.