Japanese low-cost carrier Peach receives first A320neo

Japanese budget carrier Peach has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo.

The aircraft, registered JA201P, is powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines and configured with 188 Recaro-supplied seats in a single class.

It is scheduled to enter service on 25 October, marking the start of the winter schedule. Alongside its entry, Peach is also planning to launch two domestic routes – Sapporo and Sendai to Okinawa – in addition to flights to Taipei Taoyuan from Osaka Kansai, Tokyo Haneda and Tokyo Narita, which were suspended in March.

According to fleet data by Cirium, the airline’s orderbook comprises seven A320neos, scheduled for delivery between April 2021 and June 2022, and four A321neos, set to arrive in the first half of 2021.

Peach is currently the only Japanese budget carrier operating A320neo-family aircraft, although competitor Jetstar Japan has one A321neo in its orderbook, scheduled for delivery in October.