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Friday, 30th November 2012
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Japan's Peach Aviation welcomes over 1 million customers

Peach Aviation Limited has announced that it has carried over one million passengers on their airline.

The firm's one millionth passenger boarded flight MM193 from Kansai International Airport to Kagoshima Airport yesterday (November 29th).

They were given a gift by the company to commemorate the occasion, which was expected to occur sometime in December; however the number achieved means that the company's projections are ahead of schedule.

Peach began flight services on March 1st of this year and currently operates five domestic routes and three international routes which began operating on May 8th.

It aims to expand its network in the future in order to become the preferred airline between Asia and Japan, while concurrently cultivating relationships, improving relations and connecting people between Asian cultures.

This ties into its marketing slogan, "Making air travel more fun and bringing Asia closer together".

It is the first low cost carrier in Japan and its headquarters are based in Izumisano City, Osaka Prefecture.

"On behalf of all of the staff at Peach, I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation for the many customers who have flown on Peach, which has just started flight services this year," stated Peach's chief executive officer, Shinichi Inoue.

He continued to say that the company has "triggered innovation" for flying in Japan's skies and have made flying more affordable and accessible for everyone.

The company is focused on being a pioneering Japanese low cost carrier that prioritises safety and also be the people's favourite carrier.

To honour this achievement in the company's history, it has also announced that it is holding a "Thanks a Million Sale" to customers.

Peach mainly flies into Kansai International Airport (KIX), which is Japan's first air terminal dedicated to low cost carriers that recently opened last month (October 28th).

The airport is under new management, with the second terminal serving the new Peach Aviation.

The success of Peach Aviation and the opening of Kansai Airport marks a definitive moment in Japanese aviation history where low cost carriers are starting to change the industry.

Written by Susan Ballion

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