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Peach Aviation to Resume all Domestic Flights From July 22, 2020 With 100 Daily Flights on 22 Routes

Peach Aviation Limited announced on Thursday that they will resume service on all Japanese domestic routes from July 22, 2020. The carrier will operate around 100 daily flights on 22 routes after some routes were suspended 70 days ago.

Peach Aviation Airbus A320neo - Courtesy Airbus

Yesterday (June 18, 2020), Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) Peach Aviation announced that they will resume service on all domestic flights from July 22, 2020. The carrier will operate around 100 daily flights on 22 routes 70 days after the suspension of some flights due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. During the busy season (August 1st-31st), Peach plans to further increase the number of domestic flights to 3,822, an addition of 552 flights and 11 routes over their original plan. As previously announced, the carrier resumed all domestic routes today (June 19, 2020), but the number of flights operating per day will remained reduced until July 21, 2020. Peach will continue to suspend all international flights through August 31, 2020. Speaking at Kansai Airport on Friday, Peach Aviation’s CEO, Takeaki Mori said,

“Peach is implementing thorough infection control measures at airports and in cabins so that our customers can travel by air with peace of mind. In addition to supporting the resumption of social and economic activities as a public transport provider, we are also wishing to lead the revitalization of regional economies. With the support of local governments of the destinations and other related communities, we will continue our operation with safety first.”

Peach had previously suspended 13 domestic routes due to the spread of COVID-19 but resumed service from Okinawa (Naha) on June 1st and restarted the other 12 routes today (June 19, 2020). The carrier requests that guests wear masks and refrain from boarding when their health conditions are not optimal to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Peach Aviation completed its merger with Narita-based Vanilla Air on November 11, 2019, making it Japan’s third largest airline and largest low-cost carrier (in terms of passengers carried). Founded in March 2012, the carrier has a fleet of 30 aircraft and serves over 30 million customers annually on 22 domestic and 19 international routes. Peach was awarded the title “LCC of the Year” by the Centre for Aviation (CAPA) in 2015.

Source: Peach Aviation Limited


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