Peach Aviation's new daily service to Osaka Kansai was welcomed in Kaohsiung by local dancers. This becomes Peach's fifth international route and second to Taiwan after Taipei. The A320 used to operate the first flight featured advertising for Japanese singer, actress and model, Mariko Shinoda.
- Peach Aviation on 18 January launched its second route to Taiwan, with the introduction of daily flights on the 1,960-kilometre sector from Osaka Kansai (KIX) to Kaohsiung (KHH). Competition on the route comes from China Airlines who serve the market with five weekly flights. Peach's first route to Taiwan, to Taipei Taoyuan, launched in October 2012. The LCC, which launched on 1 March 2012, currently operates to 13 destinations from its Osaka Kansai base, using its fleet of 11 A320s. See how Kaohsiung Airport's fire truck water arch compared with others this week.