Primary School Student Contest to Name Peach Plane - Winner to Attend Ceremony in Germany

Low-cost carrier (LCC) Peach, operated by Izumisano, Osaka Prefecture-based Peach Aviation Ltd., is now seeking a name for its tenth aircraft from elementary and junior high school students in the Tohoku region of northeastern Japan.

In its promotional campaign to celebrate the April 12 opening of the carrier's Tohoku route connecting Kansai International with Sendai, Peach is asking children enrolled at elementary and junior high schools in the Tohoku region (Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate, Yamagata, Akita and Aomori prefectures) to submit ideas for a nickname for the Airbus A320-200 it is scheduled to receive this August.

The theme of the naming contest is "an appropriate name for an aircraft with a livery in Peach pink and purple and connecting Japan with Asia." Peach will put the winning name on the nose of this tenth plane, which will fly on its domestic and international routes based out of Kansai International Airport. The winner will be invited to travel with family in August to Hamburg, Germany, where Airbus S.A.S. will hold the "delivery ceremony" and the winning name announced.

To enter the contest, students need to submit, in Japanese, the aircraft name and a hand-written explanation, along with an essay on "travel and family bonds" with 800 characters or fewer, mailed to Peach's campaign staff. Submissions must be postmarked by the July 1 deadline.