Japanese low cost carrier Peach has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321LR at its Kansai base.
Peach is also the first Japanese airline to use the aircraft.
The aircraft will operate regular flights from Osaka (Kansai) to Sapporo (New-Chitose) and Okinawa (Naha) from January 2022. The first flight will be MM211 from Osaka (Kansai) to Okinawa (Naha) on January 18, 2022.
From next month, January 2022, it is scheduled to operate regular flights between. The first flight will be MM211 from Osaka (Kansai) – Okinawa (Naha) on January 18, 2022.
The Peach A321LR has a single class with 218 seats in a 3-3 layout.
The seats are Recaro BL3710 with a pitch of 30 to 31 inches (76 to 78 cm) and USB charging ports.
There is no IFE as Peach provides in-flight digital services that allow passengers to access video content, view flight maps and place in-flight shopping orders through their own smartphones and tablets.
The airline currently operates A320-200s with 180 seats and A320neos with 188 seats.
Peach CEO Takeaki Mori:
“Peach is already operating five new Airbus A320neo jets, which are as highly fuel-efficient as the A321LR. By the end of 2025, we will switch our entire fleet over to the highly efficient and environmentally friendly A321LR and A320neo models, in order to make air transportation more sustainable.
“Furthermore, in addition to the introduction of new and environmentally friendly aircraft, we will actively promote environmental initiatives with the introduction of the A321LR, making an effort to reduce the
environmental impact through improving our operations.”
N.B. Image credit: Airbus