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.”
Osaka-based, Peach Aviation operates flight services on domestic routes and international routes across Asia.