Japan's Peach begins A321neo(LR) operations
Peach Aviation (MM, Osaka Kansai) took delivery of its first A321-200NX(LR) on December 9, 2021, which was then ferried to Japan on December 19, and inducted into it revenue service out of Osaka Kansai on December 28, 2021.
JA902P (msn 10628) is the first of four A321-200NX(LR)s due for delivery to the budget airline. Two of the four units will be owned by Air Lease Corporation and two by the airline. All will be outfitted with 218 seats in a single-class configuration.
The ch-aviation fleets advanced module shows that Peach Aviation, a subsidiary of ANA Holdings, currently operates twenty-eight A320-200s and six A320-200Ns. Besides the other A321-200NX(LR)s on order, the LCC has another unit of the same type and five more A320-200Ns on order from Airbus.
Peach Aviation accelerated the debut of the A321-200NX(LR)s to increase capacity during the year-end peak, as it originally scheduled their commercial induction for February 1, 2022. It is currently deploying the aircraft out of Osaka Kansai to Okinawa Naha and Sendai.