Ja­panese bud­get air­line plan­ning to launch new Taoyuan-Haneda flights

The China Post - - TAIWAN BUSINESS -

Peach Avi­a­tion, a Ja­panese bud­get car­rier, said it will launch di­rect flights be­tween Tai­wan Taoyuan In­ter­na­tional Air­port and Tokyo Haneda Air­port on Aug. 8 to fur­ther tap into Tai­wan’s bud­get travel mar­ket.

The new route will be Peach Avi­a­tion’s fourth air link be­tween the two coun­tries, af­ter in­tro­duc­ing ser­vice be­tween Taoyuan and Osaka, Taoyuan and Ok­i­nawa, and Kaoh­si­ung and Osaka, the car­rier said.

“We are tar­get­ing young fe­male trav­el­ers aged 20-30 years old,” Peach Avi­a­tion CEO Shinichi Inoue said at a press con­fer­ence in Taipei.

Inoue said that of the 900,000 pas­sen­gers the air­line has car­ried on Tai­wan-Ja­pan routes since the car­rier be­gan oper­a­tions in 2012, 60 per­cent have been fe­male.

The air­line will ini­tially of­fer six round-trip flights per week (ex­clud­ing Tues­days) that leave Taoyuan In­ter­na­tional Air­port at 0:30 a.m. and de­part from Haneda on the re­turn leg at 5:55 a.m., Inoue said.

The route will be op­er­ated on a daily ba­sis start­ing on Oct. 24, ac­cord­ing to the air­line.

Inoue said the sched­ule should work out well for young Tai­wanese trav­el­ers. They can head to the air­port af­ter work to catch the flight with plenty of time to spare, save the cost of one night’s ac­com­mo­da­tion, and start their trav­els upon ar­rival, he said.

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