Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Peach reaches 5 million passengers.

On April 28th, Peach Aviation (MM/APJ) announced that the total number of passengers carried passed 5 million. The Osaka/Kansai (KIX/RJBB)-based LCC commenced operations on March 1st, 2012.
Airbus A320-214 JA805P 'Mariko Jet' arrives at Taipei's Taoyuan Airport. (Photo: Peach)

Peach became the first of the 'Year-Zero LCCs' to achieve the milestone, which took them 26 months. 1 million was reached on November 29th, 2012, 2 million on May 7th, 2013, and 3 million on September 17th, 2013.

The LCC currently operates a dozen Airbus A320s on six international and 10 domestic routes from its Kansai hub. A second base will be launched on July 19th (Peach announces Naha – Fukuoka.) at Okinawa/Naha (OKA/ROAH). Peach is owned 38.67% by ANA Holdings, 33.33% by Hong Kong-based First Eastern Investment Group, and 28.0% by Innovation Network Corporation of Japan.

Source: Aviation Wire, April 28th. (in Japanese)

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