FIA18: Peach Aviation set to become Asia’s first A321LR operator

posted on 17th July 2018 by Justin Burns
FIA18: Peach Aviation set to become Asia's first A321LR operator

Japan’s Peach Aviation is set to become the first Asian operator of the Airbus A321LR aircraft, following the conversion of an existing order for two A320neo aircraft it was announced today at the Farnborough International Airshow.

The aircraft will be joining the fleet of the Osaka-based low cost carrier (LCC) in 2020. The A321LR is the longest-range single-aisle aircraft in the world and will enable Peach Aviation to open new routes from Japan  to destinations of up to nine hours flying time.

A signing ceremony took place at Farnborough Airshow, attended by Peach Aviation managing director and chief executive officer, Shinichi Inoue  and Airbus chief commercial officer, Eric Schulz.

The A321LR features a new door configuration, enabling its operators to accommodate up to 240 passengers in Airbus’ widest Single Aisle fuselage in the sky.

The A321neo 2018 list price $129.5 million.