V Air Plans Low Cost Flights from Manila to Taiwan

V Air, a Taiwanese low-cost carrier, that began operations last year, is planning flights from Taipei to Manila, which will introduce competition for Philippine budget carrier Cebu Pacific. The Taipei-based carrier plans to launch flights to the Philippines by March 2016.
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According to Carmelo Arcilla of the Civil Aeronautics Board, V Air is currently submitting an application for slots at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. "We had air talks with Taiwan, so we anticipate expansion," said Arcilla. "One of our major markets is Taiwan."
V Air is just one of two low-cost carriers in Taiwan, which began operations in 2014. Compared to the rest of Asia, Taiwan is one of the last countries in the region that has yet to experience the penetration of low-cost travel as it did not have any of its own budget carriers until last year. The other low-cost carrier in the country is Tigerair Taiwan.
V Air is a subsidiary of Trans Asia Airways, which is also based in Taiwan. It currently operates a fleet of two 194-seat Airbus A321 aircraft in an all-economy configuration on three routes from Taipei to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Macau. 
It offers a 32 inch seat pitch in economy class with Taiwanese food and beverage for sale on all flights. The carrier is planning to add an additional three A320 aircraft to begin service to Japan and Korea by the end of this year. 

1 comment:

  1. ...and they made an announcement to launch Manila service starting March 27, 2016. The airline will be operating this route 4 times a week, with Airbus A320 or A321 aircraft. Planned schedule as follow.

    ZV085 TPE1700 – 1900MNL 32S x135
    ZV086 MNL2000 – 2200TPE 32S x135

    Source: http://airlineroute.net/2016/02/16/zv-mnl-s16/


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