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Japan's 1st low-cost carrier Peach Aviation begins operation, the Kansai-Hong Kong route to open in the second quarter of 2012.
2012-04-07
Japan's first low-cost carrier Peach Aviation Ltd. commenced operation on domestic routes recently. The first Peach flight took off from Osaka for Sapporo. Tickets on the Kansai-Sapporo route will start from 4,780 yen, while Fukuoka flights will begin at 3,780 yen, less than half of what major airlines charge.

Peach Aviation Limited (Peach Aviation株式會社 Peach Aviation Kabushiki Kaisha, operating under the brand name Peach) is a low-cost airline based in Japan. Peach was formed in February 2011 as A&F Aviation, a joint venture between All Nippon Airways and First Eastern Investment Group. The airline is based at Kansai International Airport.

The airline announced that it plans to commence routes from Osaka-Kansai to Okianwa/Naha, Hong Kong, Taipei, and Seoul after the second quarter of 2012. Passengers must pay for in-flight food and drinks, which will be sold from carts pushed by flight attendants. Peach Aviation provide Cream Penne pasta (600 yen), “Teriyaki Chicken Rice” (600 yen), the soft drinks, coke cans, cans of juice, coffee cans(200 yen), warm drinks tea and coffee drinks (200 yen), cup noodle (350 yen).
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