New Airline Alert! 'Peach' Starts Flying Over Japan from $46 One-way
"Japan's First Budget Airline," Peach, has taken to the skies and actually completed two flights, full of paying passengers. It happened today (which is basically yesterday, Japan time), March 1, when their pink-and-purple jets headed out from Kansai International Airport (KIX, in Osaka) to Sapporo and Fukuoka.
Forgive us for our surprise, but lately there's been so much talk of new airlines and so few launches, so actually receiving the good news that Peach has reached the clouds is kinda crazy. That said, they are backed by Japanese airline ANA, so it's not they're total rogue newbies.
Future plans for Peach include routes from KIX to Seoul, Hong Kong, Taipei, and Naha yet this year. According to the Nikkei, prices are competitive: "One-way fares start from 4,780 yen [$59] for the Sapporo route and 3,780 yen [$46] for the Fukuoka route. The airline charges additional fees for its food and beverage services, as well as for baggage checks."
It's a smooth start for Peach, but we wonder if the kissing peaches thing is part of the welcome aboard spiel?
[Photo: Peach Facebook]