Japan-based budget carrier Peach Aviation has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo .
With a capacity of around 188 passengers, the new A320neo is the first of 28 ordered by the airline. It will join the Peach Aviation fleet which comprises of 32 all-A320 jets, with the rest scheduled for delivery between 2021 and 2026.
In addition to plans to welcome more A320neos, Peach Aviation has orders for six A321LR from Airbus to help the carrier open new routes from Japan.
As Peach Aviation received the first A320neo, Airbus reports it has received 7,500 orders for the jets from 110 customers worldwide. Among the features it offers include new generation engines and sharklets which reduces fuel burn by 20% and noise by 50% compared to previous generation aircraft.
Started in 2012, Peach Aviation is based at Osaka-Kansai Airport operating flights to 19 cities in Japan and regional destinations. All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the majority shareholder of the airline with a 77.9% stake in the company.