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Peach Announces Opening of its first South East Asia Route: From Bangkok to Okinawa beginning February 20 “Flying Trains” is coming to Thailand very soon!

     One of the most well-known up and coming airline from Japan, Peach Aviation Limited (“Peach”; Representative Director and CEO: Shinichi Inoue, Headquarters: Osaka, Japan) announced that it will soon open a new route between Bangkok and Okinawa.
Daily flights will be serviced from Bangkok to Okinawa beginning February 20 and from Okinawa to Bangkok starting February 19, 2017. 
Peach Representative Director and CEO: Shinichi Inoue said about the new route between Bangkok and Okinawa will finally start to happen in Southeast Asia after the long waiting.   
“I feel a very strong sense of fate in the fact that we will be able to start servicing this route in 2017, the 130th anniversary of friendly ties between Thailand and Japan. I really hope Peach servicing the route as a “bridge of Asia” would make Thais and people who live in South East Asia, surround countries as well as Japanese people can easily start the journey by plane.”
【Goals to open Bangkok Route】
The concept of the casualness of Peach's service is “flying trains”. It is a totally new style airline which aims to be an airborne version of people everyday trains especially for Thai people in this time. With the easy servicing process, the low price, our ‘everyday trains’ will make everyone can go to Japan easier. Accoording to the new route in Bangkok, we will help Thai and Japanese people getting closer. And we really hope the exchange between Thai people who live in the centre of South East Asia as well as the people in nearby countries and Japanese people will happen easier and gettting used to visit each other.”
Peach will continue to aim to become “a bridge between Japan and the rest of Asia”, aggressively offer routes, and deliver its customers happy journeys in the sky.

<Flight schedule>
*Period: Departing Okinawa (Naha) between Feb. 19 and Mar. 25; departing Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi)between Feb. 20 and Mar. 26.


Flight no.
Departing from Bangkok
Arriving in Okinawa (Naha)

Flight no.
Departing from Okinawa (Naha)
Arriving in Bangkok
MM990
(Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat)
1:15
7:30

MM989
(Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri)
21:20
0:15
(the next day)
MM990
(Mon)
1:40
7:55

MM989
(Sun)
21:45
0:40
(the next day)
MM990
(Thu, Sun)
2:05
8:20

MM989
(Wed, Sat)
22:05
1:00
(the next day)
<Fares>
Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) – Okinawa (Naha) route: 3,180 THB–13,980 THB (Happy Peach / one-way)


<Start of sales> 
20th December 2016 at  http://www.flypeach.com/pc/th


< Items to note >
・ The fares indicated below are for Happy Peach one-way fares (including sales tax)
・ Handling charges and airport taxes, and other such fees are not included.
・Separate charges will be incurred for seat designations and checked baggage.
・A separate booking fee will be incurred when seats are purchased at the Contact
Center or at an airport check-in counter.


About Peach (www.flypeach.com


     Peach began its operations out of its Kansai Airport hub in March 2012. It opened a secondary hub at Naha Airport in July 2014 and began servicing Haneda Airport in August 2015. Peach currently operates its fleet of 18 aircraft and services more than 100 flights each day on 13 international and 14 domestic routes, serving more than 13,000 passengers daily. It is also scheduled to set up a hub at Sendai Airport in FY 2017 and at Shin-Chitose Airport in FY 2018.


[Performance in 2015]


Number of passengers    :4.55 million / year
(*The accumulate number since 2012 is around 15 million people)
Service Rate :        99.3%
Flight Punctuality    78.2%
Passenger Rate :    86.7%


[Financial Results]



2013
2014
2015
Operating revenue
9.18 billion THB
(approx. 30,500 million JPY)
11.17 billion THB
(approx.  37,100 million JPY)
14.42 billion THB
(approx.  47,900 million JPY)
Operating Profit
602 million THB
(approx. 2,000 million JPY)
843 million THB
(approx. 2,800 million JPY)
1.84 billion THB
(approx.  6,100 million JPY)
Net Income
301 million THB
(approx. 1,000 million JPY)
301 million THB
(approx. 1,000 million JPY)
813 million THB
(approx.  2,700 million JPY)
Rate:1 THB=3.32 JPY (as of the end of December 2016)