Japan’s Peach Aviation has signed a firm order with Airbus for the purchase of ten A320neo and three A320ceo aircraft. The order was announced at a signing ceremony in Tokyo attended by Shinichi Inoue, Managing Director and CEO, Peach Aviation and Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO.
The aircraft will join Peach’s existing A320 Family fleet of 18 A320ceo with another two on order. With the addition of the A320neo, the airline will become the first low cost carrier (LCC) in Japan to operate the model.
“Our A320 fleet is growing as our route network expands, not only in the domestic market but also to various Asian cities,” said Shinichi Inoue, Managing Director and CEO, Peach Aviation. “By introducing the A320neo to our fleet we will enhance even further our profitability while continuing to offer our passengers greater comfort with 18-inch wide seats. We believe that the A320neo will strengthen our position in the competitive Japanese aviation market.”