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Peach Aviation Takes Delivery of First Airbus A321LR to be Operated in Japan

Peach Aviation received their first Airbus A321LR on Sunday, December 19, 2021, as the aircraft arrived at Kansai Airport from Hamburg. From next month, the A321LR will operate regular flights between Osaka, Sapporo and Okinawa.

Peach Aviation's First Airbus A321LR Arrives at Kansai Airport on Sunday, December 19, 2021 - Courtesy Peach Aviation

On Monday (December 20, 2021), Peach Aviation Limited announced the delivery of their first Airbus A321LR. The aircraft arrived at Kansai Airport on Sunday December 19, 2021 after the ferry flight from Hamburg. When the aircraft enters service next month, it will become the first A321LR operating in Japan. Peach plans on deploying the aircraft on regular service from Osaka (Kansai) to Sapporo (New-Chitose) and Okinawa (Naha). The inaugural flight, MM211, will operate from Osaka to Okinawa on January 18, 2022. The new aircraft is powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines and is 20 percent more fuel-efficient compared to the A320ceo. The seats on Peach’s new A321LR feature wide seats that offer a 30-31” pitch, and each seat is equipped with a USB charging port.

In Monday’s announcement, Peach Aviation’s CEO, Takeaki Mori, said,

“Peach is already operating five new Airbus A320neo jets, which are as highly fuel-efficient as the A321LR. By the end of 2025, we will switch our entire fleet over to the highly efficient and environmentally friendly A321LR and A320neo models, in order to make air transportation more sustainable. Furthermore, in addition to the introduction of new and environmentally friendly aircraft, we will actively promote environmental initiatives with the introduction of the A321LR, making an effort to reduce the environmental impact through improving our operations.”

Airbus A321LR and A320ceo Comparison - Courtesy Peach Aviation/Airbus

Peach Aviation Limited (Peach) commenced operations out of Osaka-Kansai in March 2012 and currently operates 33 domestic and 17 international routes with a fleet of 35 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, Chubu Airport and Naha Airport. The airline hopes to become the leading low-cost carrier (LCC) in Asia with plans to expand their network from the Tokyo metro area and Osaka-Kansai.

Source: Peach Aviation Limited


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