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Wednesday, 25th May 2011
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Peach Aviation to offer cheap domestic flights

Japan's newest budget airline has announced that it will be called Peach Aviation and it will operate pink and fuchsia coloured planes.

Based at Kansai International Airport, the new carrier will initially offer domestic flights to Fukuoka and Sapporo from next March onwards, Japan Times reported.

International flights to the South Korean capital of Seoul will be rolled out from May 2012, the airline added.

Shinichi Inoue, chief executive officer of Peach, said that his airline's prices will be substantially lower than what is currently on offer in the region.

"It'll be meaningless if we don't offer the prices that no one has seen," Mr Inoue added.

The company's name evokes the Asian origins of the fruit and it is hoped that this will reflect Peach's youthful, energetic and generous approach to air travel.

Brits looking to fly direct to Tokyo can choose from a range of airlines, including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Japan Airlines.

Written by Susan Ballion

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