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V Air's maiden flight to Macau sees satisfactory ridership

2015/04/11 12:19:33

Taipei, April 11 (CNA) V Air, a low-cost carrier unit of Taiwan's TransAsia Airways, said Saturday its maiden flight to Macau the previous day was well-received, with 70 percent of its capacity full.

"We are glad to extend a great flight experience to Macau," said V Air chief executive Eleni Lung (隆章琪), adding that since the carrier started operations last December, over 50,000 passengers have taken its flights.

Lung also greeted the passengers in person at Macau's airport when the flight landed at 9:55 p.m., 105 minutes after it took off at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

Macau is the airline's third international destination after Thailand's Bangkok and Chiang Mai.

The airline said it will operate three round-trip flights to the special administrative region of China each week until early June, when daily service will begin.

The budget carrier said it will use 194-seat A321 jets on the route initially, while an A320, expected to be delivered in mid-May, will begin servicing flights later.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)