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Peach to Launch Service Between Osaka-Kansai and Memanbetsu Starting July 1, 2021

Peach will become the first LCC to offer year-round service between Osaka-Kansai and Memanbetsu when the route launches on July 1, 2021. The carrier will offer daily roundtrip service on the route with tickets from 5,490 yen (US $50.37).


Peach Aviation Airbus A320neo - Courtesy Airbus

On Wednesday (April 14, 2021), Peach Aviation Limited announced the launch of year-round daily service between Osaka-Kansai and Memanbetsu from July 1, 2021. With the launch of the new service, Peach will be the only low-cost carrier (LCC) offering year-round service on the route. Tickets are now available for booking from 5,490 yen (US $50.37). Including the new service, Peach now offers 33 domestic routes, including 10 routes to and from Hokkaido.


In Wednesday announcement, Peach’s Representative Director and CEO, Takeaki Mori, said,


“I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Kansai Airport, HAP [Hokkaido Airports], and all other related parties for their generous support in opening the Kansai - Memanbetsu route. The Kansai-Memanbetsu route will serve as a second bridge connecting Kansai and east Hokkaido, after the already popular Kansai-Kushiro route. This will increase the options for people from the Kansai to enjoy east Hokkaido.


“Hokkaido possesses a wide range of appealing locations, including not only the natural World Heritage site Shiretoko but also vast sunflower fields, characteristic in Hokkaido, whose best season is summer when flights will launch. We recommend using Memanbetsu Airport as your starting point for touring east Hokkaido. I hope that you and your families and friends enjoy summer trips around east Hokkaido that start from Memanbetsu Airport.”


Also commenting on the new service, Kansai Airports’ Representative Director and CEO, Yoshiyuki Yamaya, said,


“I am very happy that there will be direct flights between Kansai International Airport and Memanbetsu Airport. The people of Kansai are also probably extremely pleased that Peach is offering this new travel opportunity. I would like to express my appreciation for the launch of service on this new route, and the airport will provide support so that all visitors can have pleasant trips.”


Hokkaido Airports (HAP) Representative Director, President and CEO, Takeshi Gamo, added,


“I would like to express my deep appreciation to Peach for not only announcing an increase in the number of flights on its Kushiro route but also launching flights on the Memanbetsu route. This will be the only year-round flight linking Memanbetsu Airport to the Kansai area. Memanbetsu is the gateway to the Okhotsk and Shiretoko areas, where visitors can enjoy grand nature, such as the rich greenery of summer and winter drift ice. Peach’s flight makes it convenient to travel between Kansai and east Hokkaido with its rich nature all year round. The airport has thoroughly implemented measures to prevent infections, and we hope that many people from both the Kansai and Hokkaido will use the airport.”


Peach's Schedule for New Service Between Osaka-Kansai and Memanbetsu - Courtesy Peach Aviation

Peach Aviation Limited (Peach) commenced operations out of Osaka-Kansai in March 2012 and currently operates 32 domestic and 17 international routes with a fleet of 36 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