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Regarding operation of Vanilla Air flights and transfer of routes in association with the merger of Peach and Vanilla Air

2018.12.17Press Release

Peach Aviation Limited
Vanilla Air Inc.

Regarding operation of Vanilla Air flights and transfer of routes
in association with the merger of Peach and Vanilla Air

Tokyo/Osaka 17 December, 2018 - Today, Peach Aviation Limited (“Peach”; Representative Director and CEO: Shinichi Inoue) and Vanilla Air Inc. (hereinafter, Vanilla Air) are pleased to announce the details of the operation of Vanilla Air flights and the transfer of routes to Peach in association with their merger as follows.

・ Flight operations as Vanilla Air will end on October 26, 2019.
・ The number of Vanilla Air routes and flights will gradually be reduced during the summer schedule (March 31 ~ October 26, 2019).
・ Peach will gradually take over Vanilla Air’s route network.

   
Route Number of flights per day Vanilla Air operations end date Date of Peach inaugural flight, operational schedule, etc.
Osaka (Kansai) ~ Taipei (Taoyuan) One round trip May 7 Operated as Peach: From June 29
Tokyo (Narita) ~ Okinawa (Naha) One round trip May 31 Operated as Peach: From June 1
Okinawa (Naha) ~ Taipei (Taoyuan) One round trip May 31 Operated as Peach: From June 28
Tokyo (Narita) ~ Sapporo (New Chitose) Six or eight round trips August 31 Operated as Peach: From September 1
Tokyo (Narita) ~ Amami Oshima One round trip August 31 Operated as Peach: From October 1
Osaka (Kansai) ~ Amami Oshima One round trip May 6 Scheduled to operate as Peach throughout the winter.*1
Tokyo (Narita) ~ Kaohsiung One round trip September 30
Tokyo (Narita) ~ Ishigaki One round trip September 30
Tokyo (Narita) ~ Taipei (Taoyuan) Three round trips October 26
Fukuoka ~ Taipei (Taoyuan) One round trip October 26
Tokyo (Narita) ~ Hakodate One round trip March 30 Abolished
Tokyo (Narita) ~ Hong Kong One round trip May 31 Abolished, and Peach will operate between Okinawa (Naha) and Hong Kong from June 28.
Okinawa (Naha) ~ Ishigaki Two round trips May 31 Abolished*2

*1 Winter schedule: October 27, 2019 to March 28, 2020
*2 Planned to operate as Peach between Tokyo (Narita) and Ishigaki (increased number of flights), and between Osaka (Kansai) and Ishigaki (increased number of flights) for the winter schedule.*1

Peach and Vanilla Air will merge in fiscal 2019. The post-merger brand will be Peach. Peach will strive to increase competitiveness in Asia, cultivate new demand, and secure the increase in demand to visit Japan by merging both airlines’ route networks and building on the brand strength that has accumulated.

Peach will also use over 50 aircraft from 2020 to further enhance route network linkage between Japan and Asia, and will aim to proactively enter the medium-range LCC field to become the leading LCC representing Asia.

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Thank you for choosing Vanilla Air.
We are operating as scheduled.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

2019-05-24 16:30