New Taiwanese Airline to Launch Flights to Bangkok and Chiang Mai

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V Air, a Taiwan-based low cost airline, is planning to launch flights between Taipei and Bangkok on 17 December 2014, and from Taipei to Chiang Mai on 7 January 2015.

V Air, which is owned by Taiwanese airline TransAsia Airways, will operate the two routes with Airbus A321 aircraft with 194 seats in an all economy class configuration.

Subject to final Thai Government approvals, the airline is hoping to operate Taipei to Don Mueang with an early morning departure from Taipei to arrive in Bangkok before noon. The flight from Bangkok to Taipei would leave late morning to arrive in Taipei in the afternoon.

The flight between Taipei and Chiang Mai will depart Taipei in the afternoon to arrive in Chiang Mai in the early evening; The return flight will leave Chiang Mai the same evening to arrive in Taipei after midnight.

The exact timings of the flights are expected to be announced by the airline on 1 December 2014.

After Bangkok and Chiang Mai, V Air is planning to launch flights to Japan and Korea in mid-2015.

V Air currently owns one Airbus A321 aircraft and will end 2015 with a minimum of five aircraft, with plans to expand the fleet by at least 2-3 aircraft every year. 

Taipei, Bangkok, Chiang Mai

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