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Peach operates a fleet of A320s flying to a range of destinations across Asia from Japan. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Albert Kuan)

The Land of the Rising LCC: How Japan’s Economy Kick-Started Low-Cost Flying

The airline world may be an ever-changing industry with airlines coming and going, but nothing has affected the Japanese aviation market more than the development of low-cost carriers. While incredibly prevalent today, many forget is how recent of a phenomenon the low-cost carrier was. To begin, the 21st century saw little change for the airlines of Japan with the big three carriers of SkyMarks, All Nippon and Japan Airlines dominating the market. Low-cost carriers were few and far between with…

Peach: A Look at Low-Cost Flying From Osaka’s Kansai Airport

Flying with a Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) is a unique experience. Japan has some of the most unique low-cost carriers in the world, each with its own personality and attributes. Personally, I love Peach for its model LCC terminal at Kansai and its attractive buy-on-board menu, but the airline is…

ANA Continues Peach Aviation and Vanilla Air Integration

Peach Aviation and Vanilla Air are currently working on integrating and creating the new combined airline’s structure, which is expected to be completed by the end of the fiscal year through March 2020. ANA Holdings, the company behind the merger of two Asian budget carriers, is moving forward with the…

Vanilla Air to Begin Operations at Fukuoka Airport

Narita-based low-cost carrier Vanilla Air announced Thursday that it plans to begin operations at Japan’s Fukuoka Airport in southern Japan, with its first destination from the airport being Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan. Currently, Vanilla Air flies between Taoyuan and Tokyo, Narita, Osaka, and Okinawa. The launch of this new route…