Peach Aviation has announced the arrival of the airline’s first Airbus A321LR at Kansai Airport, Japan, from Hamburg, Germany.

From January, the aircraft, which is the first A321LR enter service in Japan, will operate regular flights between Osaka (Kansai) to Sapporo (New-Chitose) and Okinawa (Naha).

The A321LR incorporates CFM Aero Engine’s LEAP-1A engine and sharklets, and is 20 per cent more fuel efficient compared to the previous A320ceo model.

Peach Aviation’s CEO Takeaki Mori said: “Peach is already operating five new Airbus A320neo jets, which are as highly-efficient as the A321LR. By the end of 2025, we will switch our entire fleet over to the highly efficient and environmentally friendly A321LR and A320neo models, in order to make air transportation more sustainaible.

“Furthermore, in addition to the introduction of new and environmentally friendly aircraft, we will actively promote environmental initiatives with the introduction of the A321LR, making an effort to reduce the environmental impact through improving our operations.”

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