Peach Aviation is expanding its international flight network with the launch and resumption of services between hubs in Japan and other parts of Asia.
The low-cost carrier will start its first international route from Nagoya’s Chubu Airport (to Taipei) on March 27, which will be operated seven times a week.
Announcing the Nagoya-Taipei route, Peach’s representative director and CEO Takeaki Mori said: “We are very happy to finally make this happen as we have received requests from many people to operate international flights since we started service at Nagoya (Chubu) Airport in 2020.”
Another route to Taiwan (Osaka to Kaohsiung), which has been suspended since the outset of Covid-19, will resume on August 1 in response to the recovery of Japan’s inbound tourism market.
Peach has accelerated the resumption of international flights since August 2022, beginning with services from Osaka and Tokyo to Seoul, followed by flights from Osaka, Tokyo and Okinawa to Taipei. Its Osaka-Hong Kong service was restarted in January.
Mori noted that Peach now serves the most routes from Japan to Taiwan of any Japanese carrier, adding: “Peach is committed to contributing to the revitalisation of the Japanese economy while promoting interaction between people to liven up the Asian region.”
Still to come is the expansion of the airline’s first medium-haul route between Osaka and Bangkok, which was launched in December 2022 and will be operated daily from summer 2023.
A spokesperson for Peach said the airline “will continue to place the highest priority on safe operations and through infection control measures” and hopes to support Japan via flight provision as it prepares to host Expo 2025 in Osaka.
Peach currently operates 31 domestic routes and 17 international routes with a fleet of 32 aircraft.