Low-cost airline V Air to launch flights to Bangkok


TAIPEI — V Air, a low-cost subsidiary of Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways, said Friday that it will launch services Dec. 17 with an inaugural flight to Bangkok.

The budget airline, which was established last November, also said that it will launch flights between Taipei and Chiang Mai in northern Thailand from Jan. 7.

Introductory prices for the one-way trip on the maiden flight will start at NT$1,988 (US$64), the airline said, adding that the higher the number of people who participate in an online campaign, the lower the price will drop.

For instance, if 200,000 people take part in the campaign, which is accessible through the company’s website or Facebook page, by Nov. 30, the ticket price will go down to NT$520, the carrier said.

In addition, V Air said, it is giving away 100 free tickets for those who participate in the campaign.

The final price for the inaugural flight and the official flight schedule will be announced Dec. 1, it said.