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"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.
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In case you were wondering where all the airline action is these days (you probably aren't, but we're going to tell you anyway)...it's in Asia. New airlines are popping up like pimples on prom night. AirAsia's got AirAsia Japan and Caterham Jet, Qantas is toying with RedQ and Singapore wants to Scoot. Oh, ANA (aka home of the first 787s) wants in one the game too, and they're launched a cute little airline called "Peach."
Peach is really happening, as they've just taken delivery of their first actual plane, a leased Airbus A320 painted in some hot pink and fuchsia livery. March 2012 is the projected go-time for Peach, which is based at Osaka's Kansai International Airport and planning to fly from KIX to domestic spots like Fukuoka and Sapporo, with international routes to follow.
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In Japan over the last few days, there's been a massive earthquake, tragic tsunamis and even a volcanic explosion, but the news gripping the world is that of their ongoing emergencies at several nuclear plants. Note the word "ongoing," as the other three big events happened and are done with.
It was reported very early this morning that Lufthansa isn't taking the nuclear crisis and release of radioactivity into the atmosphere sitting down (or rather, flying high as normal). The German airline has begun scanning their planes out of Japan for radioactivity, and though nothing above a normal level has been found, Lufthansa is taking precautions by removing the Airbus A380 from Tokyo routes and putting most Lufthansa flight crew up in South Korea rather than Japan.
In addition, the two daily Tokyo-bound Lufthansa flights from Germany will be diverted to other Japanese airports through this upcoming Sunday. Specifically, Lufthansa Flight 714 from Munich will head to Nagoya and Lufthansa Flight 710 from Frankfurt will land at Osaka-Kansai.
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Uh oh! Today, Japanese magazine Spa! reported that back in July, Apple CEO Steve Jobs attempted to board his private plane at Kansai International Airport in Osaka for a return to the United States after a family vacation in Kyoto. All was well until...airport security discovered ninja throwing stars in Jobs' luggage, and would not allow him to take them home...yes, even aboard his private plane.
As a result of this ruling, Jobs allegedly declared that he'd "never visit Japan again," which is a tall statement coming from the head of the world's most influential technology companies. Spa! notes that Jobs "said it wouldn’t make sense for a person to try to hijack his own plane," which is totally true, but still. Throwing stars are legally weapons. A report was filed on the incident and Apple declines to comment.