Peach Donates Proceeds of 1st KIX-SDJ Flight to Earthquake Evacuees in Kansai
On July 4, Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture-based Peach Aviation Limited presented a gift to evacuees who relocated to the Kansai region in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake that devastated the northeastern Tohoku region in March 2011. The value of the gift is equal to ticket sales for the airline's first flight between Kansai International Airport outside Osaka and Sendai Airport in the Tohoku region on April 12.
The gift came in the form of Peach Points worth JPY 1.8 million, the amount Peach earned from the proceeds of the roundtrip flight. The airline gave the points to the Osaka Prefecture Evacuee Support Organization Liaison Association (a.k.a. Hot Net Osaka). Peach Points can be exchanged for Peach plane tickets and other purchases.
Peach Aviation CEO Shinichi Inoue presented a Hot Net Osaka representative with a certificate of the gift in the city of Osaka. At the ceremony Mr. Inoue said, "Two years have passed since the earthquake, and there are many people who have been forced to leave their homes to start a new life in the Kansai area. I hope that Peach's flights can be of some use to them. I also hope that people from the Kansai area and cross Japan use Peach Aviation to visit the Tohoku area."
Peach currently operates two daily roundtrip flights on the Kansai-Sendai route, and will add an additional flight starting September 1.