V Air launches Taipei-Manila route

31 Mar 2016 by Tamsin Cocks

Taiwanese low-cost carrier V Air has launched a Taipei-Manila route.

The maiden flight departed from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on March 27.

This marks the carrier’s third route into Southeast Asia, alongside Chiang Mai and Bangkok, and makes V Air the first Taiwanese low-cost airline to enter the Philippine market. 

The service offers four flights a week, on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Flight ZV085 departs Taipei at 1700, arriving in the Philippines at 1900. The return service departs Manila at 2000 before touching down in Taiwan at 2200.

Flights will be served by either an A320 or A321, seating 180 and 194 respectively, in an all-economy configuration.

“We at V Air are delighted to witness the 9th scheduled service from the Taipei-Manila route,” said V Air chief commercial officer, Bernard Hsu.

"Our operations in Manila will be significant in securing a strong foothold in the region.”

Launched in 2014, V Air operates routes to Busan, Fukuoka, Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo (Haneda), Ibaraki, Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Manila.

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