V Air (subsidiary of TransAsia Airways) (Taipei) on December 17 launched schedule low-fare operations. The first route was from Taipei (Taoyuan) (TPE) to Bangkok (Don Mueang) (DMK) using this 194-seat A321. The new airline will compete with Tigerair Taiwan. The second route to Chiang Mai, Thailand is scheduled to start in early January.
Top Copyright Photo: Manuel Negrerie/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A321-231 B-22608 (msn 6009) holds short of the runway at Taipei (Sung Shan).
Below Photo: V Air. The V Air crew waves goodbye to the inaugural flight.
V Air (subsidiary of TransAsia Airways) (Taipei) will finally launch operations on December 17. The first route will be to Bangkok. The new low-fare airline issued this statement:
V Air, a Taiwan-based low-fare carrier, will launch routes from Taipei to Bangkok on December 17 and from Taipei to Chiang Mai on January 7, 2015 respectively– subject to final Thai Government approvals.
Copyright Photo: Manuel Negrerie/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A321-231 B-22608 (msn 6009) displays the bear livery as it arrives in Taipei (Sung Shan).
V air (subsidiary of TransAsia Airways) (Taipei) has repainted and unveiled its first Airbus A321-231 registered as B-22608 (msn 6009) into the new low-cost carrier’s bear livery. The TransAsia A321 was unveiled today on their Facebook page. B-22608 will arrive at Taipei’s Songshan Airport very shortly.
V air is proposing to start low-fare operations to Bangkok pending a difficult approval process.
V Air (Taipei) intends to launch low-fare services from Taipei in the last quarter of 2014. The first route will be between Taipei (Taoyuan) and Bangkok (Don Mueang) according to Want China Times with A321-200s leased from its parent, TransAsia Airways (Taipei).
The airline’s fleet will consist at first of three A321 aircraft and will be expanded by two additional aircraft each year.
A model of the A321 in the bear color scheme.
According to the airline, The bear was chosen by the public in January to represent the airline, the smiling bear embodies all of the elements of “positive energy” needed by a new company entering the market: voyage, vision, vitality, and victory.
TransAsia Airways (Taipei) as we previously reported, in January 2014 announced the name of its new low-fare subsidiary. The name V air (Wei Hang) was selected through a contest. The new logo featuring a black bear has just been unveiled today in Taipei.
The “V” is representative of the word “victory” and the well-known “V” hand signal according to the press release written in Chinese.
TransAsia unveiled today at a press conference two Airbus A321 models fitted with Sharklets sporting two variant liveries.
The first A321 will arrive in a few weeks and will initially be operated under TransAsia name and brand however it will be repainted in September into the new V air livery featuring a black bear tail logo.
TransAsia Airways (Taipei) has announced the name of its new low-fare subsidiary. The name V air (Wei Hang) was selected through a contest. A new logo will be developed. Two winners were announced and will receive free travel. The “V” is representative of the word “victory” and the well-known “V” hand signal according to the press release written in Chinese. The new airline is expected to launch operations later this year.