Peach Aviation Receives First A320neo Powered by CFM LEAP-1A Engines
Japanese low-cost carrier, Peach Aviation Limited, received their first Airbus A320neo on Tuesday, becoming the first Japanese LCC operator of the aircraft type. The new aircraft is powered by CFM International’s new generation LEAP-1A engines.
Today (September 30, 2020), Peach Aviation Limited announced that they have received their first Airbus A320neo, becoming the first Japanese low-cost carrier to operate the aircraft type. The aircraft, which is powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines, arrived at Kansai Airport in Osaka last night after a ferry flight from Toulouse. The aircraft is scheduled to enter revenue service on October 25, 2020, becoming the 32nd airplane in the Peach fleet. The A320neo is equipped with the latest generation engines and sharklets to reduce fuel-burn by approximately 20 percent, when compared to the previous generation A320ceo.
Additionally, the aircraft is equipped with the ‘Space-Flex’ which allows the cabin layout to be easily changed. As delivered, Peach’s new A320neo has been configured in a single class arrangement with 188 Recaro pre-reclining seats. The cabin configuration includes 8 more seats than the standard layout, while maintaining the same seat spacing. Peach plans to deploy the new aircraft on regular flights between Osaka-Kansai, Sendai and Sapporo (New Chitose). On October 25th, Peach will launch service to Okinawa (Naha) from Sapporo and Sendai and restart service to Taipei from Osaka-Kansai and Tokyo (Haneda & Narita).
Peach Aviation Limited (Peach) commenced operations out of Osaka-Kansai in March 2012 and currently operated 24 domestic and 17 international routes with a fleet of 32 aircraft. In addition to their base at Osaka (Kansai Airport), the carrier maintains bases at Sapporo (New Chitose Airport), Sendai Airport, Tokyo (Narita Airport), Fukuoka Airport and Naha Airport. Peach hopes to become the leading low-cost carrier (LCC) in Asia and has plans to expand their network from the Tokyo metro and Osaka-Kansai areas. The airline is moving their operations at Tokyo-Narita from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3 starting October 25, 2020.
Source: Peach Aviation Limited