V Air launches flights as Taiwan’s newest airline

V Air’s Taipei Taoyuan to Bangkok Don Mueang

V Air’s inaugural flight on Wednesday 17 December, was from its base at Taipei Taoyuan Airport to Bangkok Don Mueang Airport. Among those celebrating the launch were: V Air’s Chairman, Mr Vincent M. Lin; and CEO, Ms Eleni Lung; as well as the airline’s mascot, V Bear. Also in the launch picture (though mostly obscured) is Michael Coltman, the airline’s COO, who many years ago worked with anna.aero’s Chief Analyst at Go, the London Stansted-based LCC that was created by British Airways before being absorbed by easyJet.

  • V Air (IATA code ZV) became the newest airline in Asia when, on 17 December, it launched daily flights between Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) and Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK) using its only aircraft, a 194-seat A321. The 2,486-kilometre route is already served by Tigerair Taiwan with daily flights, while China Airlines (thrice-daily flights), EVA Air and Thai Airways (both twice-daily flights) and TransAsia Airways (daily flights) all operate between Taipei and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. V Air is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways and plans to have five A320-series aircraft operating by the end of 2015. The airline’s second route, to Chiang Mai in Thailand, is scheduled to start in early January. See how Taipei Taoyuan Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.

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