Peach’s CEO Shinichi Inoue celebrated the low-cost airline’s launch of flights to Taipei Taoyuan – the airline’s third international route – together with cabin crew members. In mid-December, frequencies are set to double on the competitive route to twice-daily operations.
Naha Airport on Okinawa is Peach’s latest domestic destination. Passengers on the inaugural flight MM215 got a special welcome and were treated to Okinawa beer and jasmine tea.
- Peach, the Japanese low-cost airline based at Osaka Kansai (KIX) that just received its fifth 180-seat A320, launched two new routes in the last week; one international and one domestic. On 16 October, the LCC launched a daily service to Taiwan’s main airport Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) in competition with six other airlines; China Airlines’ 17 weekly flight as well as each twice-daily flights on JAL and Jetstar Asia, and daily flights on TransAsia, Cathay Pacific and EVA Air. In mid-December, frequencies are scheduled to double to twice-daily. On 18 October, the airline also began operating the domestic route to Okinawa (OKA), the island located between Japan’s larger islands and Taiwan. The twice-daily connection competes with ANA’s 34, Japan Transocean Air’s 21, Skymark’s 21 and JAL’s six weekly flights; however, Peach’s new low-cost rival Jetstar Japan is also due to enter the route at the start of the winter scheduling season, initially daily and then with twice-daily frequencies.