Peach Aviation launches a contest to name the first Airbus A320

Peach Aviation (Osaka-Kansai) is a new budget airline in Japan as we have previously reported. The new airline was formed in February 2011 as A and F Aviation, a joint venture between ANA (All Nippon Airways) and First Eastern Investment Group. The company applied for its AOC in April 2011 and changed its name to Peach Aviation in May 2011. The company stock is held in almost equal portions by ANA, FEIG and the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, with ANA holding a slightly larger share.

Peach’s distinctive aircraft livery was designed by Neil Denari and its crew uniforms by James Wilkie.

Peach plans to operate ten 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft. Five A320s will be delivered in 2011 and five more in 2012. The aircraft are to be leased from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS).

On October 12, 2011 Peach announced a contest to name its first A320.