Airlines Peach Aviation and Vanilla Air unite together
- Peach Aviation
The ANA Group has announced, that its Low-Cost Carriers Peach Aviation and Vanilla Air will unite together.
With the merger, ANA Group hopes to establish a leading Low-Cost carrier (LCC) in Asia. Peach is being designated as the bases of the airline. Therefore, the brand Vanilla Air is likely to vanish.
The progress is likely to begin the second half of the Fiscal Year 2018. The merger between the ANA subsidiaries will be completed by the end of the Fiscal Year 2019.
Following the integration, the airline will focus on expansions from Osaka Kansai airport and Tokyo Narita Airport. Additionally, the airline may even start to operate mid-haul flights. Furthermore, Peach plans to serve routes, which are not in the group´s portfolio.
By Fiscal Year 2020, the airline plans to operate with over 50 aircraft on over 50 routes. Today, both airlines have altogether 35 aircraft in their fleets. Peach will contribute to the Japanese government´s goal of 40 million people visiting Japan in 2020.
Peach Aviation was founded in March 2012 and follows the concept of “The Flying Train”, being safe, easy and cheap. The carrier established as leading a Low-Cost airline in Japan and currently operates with 20 Airbus A320 aircraft. Operational base is at Osaka Kansai Airport.
Vanilla Air started its operations from Tokyo Narita Airport in December 2013. The carrier expanded on both international and domestic routes and re-opened local routes such as Amami-Oshima. 15 Airbus A320 aircraft are in service for the airline.
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