Peach Aviation, Japan’s Low Cost Carrier (LCC), has signed a firm contract with Airbus for the purchase of three A320s. A signing ceremony was held today at the Paris Air Show, with presence of Peach Aviation President Shinichi Inoue and Airbus Chief Operating Officer-Customers, John Leahy.
This is Peach’s first direct order from Airbus. Peach Aviation currently operates 14 leased A320s, with three more to be delivered on lease. Peach Aviation’s A320 seats 180 passengers in a single-class layout and will be powered by CFM International engines.
“We have been operating A320s since March 2012, when we inaugurated our service from Kansai International Airport,” said Shinichi Inoue. “The Airbus aircraft have played a key role in our success, offering excellent cost efficiency combined with an outstanding operational reliability. Its comfortable cabin feauring18-inch seats and the wider aisle are highly appreciated by our passengers.”
“We are very pleased to see that the A320 has contributed to the Peach success story and will continue to do so. The unbeatable economics of the A320 make it the best choice for Low Cost Carriers as Peach,” said John Leahy. “Within only three years, the airline has established itself as the leading LCC in Japan, where competition is very fierce.”
Osaka-based, Peach Aviation operates flight services on domestic routes and international routes across Asia.
To date, the A320 Family has won more than 11,700 orders and over 6,500 aircraft delivered to more than 300 operators worldwide. Thanks to their widest cabin, all members of the A320 Family offer unmatched comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18” wide seats in economy as standard.
Source: Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA)
Date: Jun 16, 2015