Peach Aviation sources A320s from GECAS

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Peach Aviation has sourced its new Airbus A320-200 fleet from operating lessor GECAS.

The Japanese low-cost start-up carrier will lease a total of 10 aircraft of the type. The first aircraft, MSN 4887, equipped with CFM56-5B4/3 engines is scheduled for delivery later this month, according to Flightglobal's Ascend database.

Next year, Peach will receive five A320s with deliveries scheduled in March, May, June, September and November. The remaining four aircraft are planned for 2013.

Last week, the carrier received approval to launch its first scheduled flights in March 2012. It will operate three daily flights on the Osaka-Sapporo route and four daily flights on the Osaka-Fukuoka route. Peach will launch international flights to Seoul in May 2012.

Peach is 33.4% owned by Japan's All Nippon Airways. Hong Kong investment firm Innovation Network Corp of Japan has a 33.3% stake, while Hong Kong's First Investment Group owns the remaining 33.3% stake.