Peach Sells Prepaid SIM Cards in the Cabin for Foreign Travelers to Japan Arriving at Osaka's KIX
Peach, the low-cost carrier (LCC) operated by Peach Aviation Limited, began selling the Prepaid LTE SIM in the cabin on July 15th. Purchasers can use the prepaid SIM card in Japan.
In an effort to better meet the needs of the increasing number of foreign visitors to Japan, the airline and So-net Corporation, a Japanese internet services company based in Tokyo's Shinagawa Ward, have arranged to sell the cards on Peach's international flights arriving at Kansai International Airport in Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture. The SIM cards download data at up to 150 Mbps and upload at up to 50 Mbps. Buyers can choose from two plans with data storage of either 100 MB (usable for 30 days) or 500 MB (60 days), costing JPY 3,000 and 5,000, respectively, and can add more capacity for an additional charge. The cards come in three sizes: regular SIM, micro SIM and nano SIM.
To get the SIM card, the user takes a receipt obtained on a flight to Applause, a store in Kansai Airport's Terminal 2.
Peach said it is "the first Japanese airline operating commercial international flights to make in-flight sales of prepaid SIM cards issued in Japan."
The carrier presently flies on international routes to Kansai Airport from Hong Kong, Gaoxiong, Taipei, Busan and Seoul.