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PARIS: Peach goes Leap for A320neos as Vanilla merger nears

Peach has signed a deal at the Paris air show with CFM International for Leap-1A engines to power 10 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. CFM vales the deal for 20 Leap-1A engines at $294 million.

The Japanese low-cost carrier has selected the engine to power eight A320neos and two A321LRs on order, says Peach chief executive Shinichi Inoue. “The first A320neo is due in June 2020, with the first A321LR expected by the end of fiscal 2020, which is March 2021,” he adds.

Peach is partially owned by All Nippon Airways and is in the process of merging with ANA’s wholly owned subsidiary Vanilla Air. Inoue says that the integration is due to be completed in October, when the Vanilla brand will be retired. “We will then operate a combined fleet of 36 A320s,” he says.

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