OSAKA, JAPANJapanese budget carrier Peach Aviation announced that the first Airbus A321LR arrived at Kansai Airport from Hamburg, Germany, on December 19.

From next month, January 2022, it is scheduled to operate regular flights between Osaka (Kansai) to Sapporo (New-Chitose) and Okinawa (Naha). The first flight will be MM211 (Osaka (Kansai) - Okinawa (Naha) route) on January 18, 2022. Peach is the first Japanese airline to introduce the A321LR.

The A321LR introduced by Peach incorporates CFM's LEAP-1A engine and sharklets, and is 20% more fuel-efficient compared to the previous model (A320ceo). In addition, the seat pitch of the A321LR introduced by Peach is 30 to 31 inches (76 to 78 cm), and each seat is equipped with a USB charging port, improving in-flight comfort. Also, seats in Airbus aircraft are one inch (about 2.5 cm) wider than those in aircraft manufactured by other companies, which allows for ample cabin space.