Taiwanese budget carrier V Air launches maiden flight

Taiwanese budget carrier V Air launches maiden flight

SINGAPORE - Travellers can now look forward to more flight options between Taiwan and selected cities in Asia with the launch of new budget carrier V Air.

The budget airlines, which is part of the Transasia Airways group, soared into skies for the first time on Dec 17 from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to Bangkok's Don Muang Airport with a nearly full-capacity plane.

V Air currently has one Airbus A321 aircraft which seats 194 passengers.

The airlines currently provides flight routes between Taiwan and Thailand. V Air expects to expand its fleet to a total of five planes by 2015.

The carrier has plans to operate between eight to 10 routes by end of 2015, said Taipei Times.

It looks set to launch a chartered flight service to Siem Reap in Cambodia on Jan 6, added the Taiwanese press, and will start a second regular route to Chiang Mai on Jan 7.

wjeanne@sph.com.sg

 

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