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.
<About Vanilla Air routes, etc. to be assumed by Peach>
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.