Peach launches Chubu service. Departing from New Chitose, 157 passengers on first flight.

Passengers boarding the first flight out of New Chitose Airport

Last year on December 24, low-cost carrier (LCC) Peach Aviation (Osaka Prefecture) commenced a New Chitose – Chubu flight that links New Chitose Airport and Central Japan International Airport (Aichi Prefecture). The airplane is an Airbus A320 (180 seats). The flight is available daily, with two round trips per day. This is the seventh Peach Aviation flight departing and arriving at New Chitose. Ticket prices are 4,690 yen – 35,490 yen one way.

157 passengers boarded the first flight out of New Chitose Airport, which departed generally as scheduled. During boarding, staff handed commemoratory gifts to passengers at the boarding bridge. An Aichi Prefecture Peach Aviation staff member reported, “LCC flights are great because they allow travel at low prices. I think this is a bright story amidst the coronavirus pandemic.”

A Peach Aviation executive officer reported, “Over 80% of the seats were filled in the first flight. With thorough implementation of coronavirus countermeasures, we want to fulfill travel needs as a public transportation provider.” In October of last year, Peach Aviation launched its New Chitose – Naha service. This was its first new domestic flight departing from and arriving at New Chitose in two years and seven months. They will launch Memanbetsu – Narita service on February 10 of this year.


New Chitose Airport