V Air’s new low-cost flights set off for Busan, S. Korea
V Air, a low- cost carrier owned by Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways, launched direct flights to Busan on Monday, becoming Taiwan’s first low- cost carrier operating flights to South Korea.
Flight ZV302 took off at 4:30 p.m. from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, carrying 194 passengers in a sold out Airbus A321 jet.
“We are optimistic about the market potential on the (Taoyuan-Busan) route and hope to add more flights to provide more flexible travel options,” said V Air chief executive Eleni Lung.
The flights will operate every Monday and Friday initially, the carrier said, adding that it is applying for new time slots to be able to provide more frequent service.