V Air, a Taiwanese low-cost carrier, launched its first Manila-Taipei route earlier this week at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)1.
The maiden flight took off with over 70 percent load factor from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, and marks another expansion in its network for this year 2016.
“We at V Air are delighted to witness the 9th scheduled service from the Taipei-Manila route. As the first Taiwanese low-cost airline to tap the ever-growing Philippine market, we are looking forward to be the preferred airline of the traveling Filipino on a budget. Our operations in Manila will be significant in securing a strong foothold in the region,”said V Air Chief Commercial Officer, Bernard Hsu.
V Air’s Manila-Taipei service, the carrier’s third route in Asia, will operate four flights weekly, every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. A travel to and from both cities is estimated at a two-hour flying time.
V Air is a Taiwan-based low-cost carrier, and has served over 250,000 passengers since it took to the skies in December 2014. The carrier has since then received commendations for its cordial style, one where a typical Taiwanese service is known for.