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New Airline Alert: V Air Aims to Make Taiwan Travel Very Affordable

Where: Taiwan
April 1, 2014 at 1:25 PM | by | ()

We’re not really experts when it comes to the aviation scene over in Taiwan, but we do know we’re always interested in the latest and greatest in low cost carriers. The country’s first cheapo carrier is still very much on the drawing board, but it sounds like things are quickly moving off paper and into practice.

TransAsia Airways does its thing in and around the region with a home base over in Taipei, and apparently they’re interested in spinning off a subsidiary. That’s where V Air comes into the picture, as it’s the name of the new budget arm of the airline. The carrier has a name and even a logo, as the airline is planning to use a smiling bear—it’s a Formosan black bear technically—as a logo and mascot.

The budget airline is scheduled to do its thing later this year, and it looks like Japan and South Korea will be some of the first nonstop options. Once the initial expansion is all said and done, V Air might just be connected to about six destinations. Airbus A321s seem to be the preferred aircraft for the airline, but there’s no word on amenities or in-flight niceties as of yet.

As for the big brother airline—TransAsia Airways—they’re getting ready for bigger and better things as well. They have their eyes on launching an intercontinental route by the time 2016 rolls around.

[Photo: V Air/Facebook]

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