Peach’s Okinawa Naha to Ishigaki
A busy week for the staff of Japanese LCC Peach as it launched its first flights between Okinawa and Ishigaki, and started operating to Busan in South Korea from its base at Osaka Kansai. Airport. From the left are: Peach Cabin Crew, Sashiko Noda and
Jeemin Ahn; Busan Tourism Marketing Executive Director, Sangcheol Park; Busan Regional Aviation Administration General Director, Seungho Kang; Peach Commercial Director, Luke Lovegrove; Korea Airport Corporation, Jaehun Lee, and; Peach Cabin Crew, Ayumi Okamoto.
- Peach, the Japanese LCC in which All Nippon Airways (ANA) has a major stake, launched two new routes last Friday 13 September. Daily flights have been introduced between the airline’s base at Osaka Kansai (KIX) and Busan (PUS) in South Korea, a sector length of just 570 kilometres. Competition on the route comes from Air Busan, Asiana Airlines and Korean Air, who all operate the route with twice-daily flights. Peach’s second new route is between Okinawa (OKA) and Ishigaki (ISG), which are both cities on separate islands south of mainland Japan. You can read more about Okinawa Naha Airport in this week’s airport analysis. Competition on this route will be particularly fierce with ANA operating eight daily flights, Japan Transocean Air nine daily flights, and Skymark Airlines four daily flights. According to data from Airbus, Peach’s current fleet comprises 10 A320s.