|Founded||20 January 2014|
|Commenced operations||17 December 2014|
|Ceased operations||1 October 2016|
|Hubs||Taoyuan International Airport|
|Parent company||TransAsia Airways (100%)|
|Headquarters||Datong District, Taipei, Taiwan|
|Key people||Vincent M. Lin (Chairman)
Eleni Lung (CEO)
Bernard Hsu (CCO)
Michael Coltman (COO)
V Air (Chinese: 威航; pinyin: Wēi Háng) was a Taiwanese low-cost airline based in Taipei. It was a franchise subsidiary of TransAsia Airways serving flights to Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Cambodia from its base at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.
On 24 March 2014, V Air announced that its corporate identity would be the Formosan black bear. The airline commenced services on 17 December 2014 with its maiden flight from Taipei to Bangkok, Thailand. On 7 January 2015, a second route, to Chiang Mai, Thailand, was launched. On 10 April 2015, V air opened its third scheduled flight route to Macau. The airline also flew from Taipei to Manila, Philippines, but the service was soon discontinued due to strong competition on the Taipei - Manila sector. V Air offered Taiwanese cuisine and beverage for sale on its flights. Its aircraft were in an all-economy seating layout with a seat pitch of 32 inches (81 cm).
Citing harsh competition and a revamped business model, V Air announced in August 2016 that it would cease all operations on 1 October 2016 and be folded back to its parent company TransAsia Airways, which itself declared bankruptcy a month later.
As of September 2016, V Air served the following scheduled and charter destinations:
|Bangkok||Thailand||Don Mueang International Airport|
|Busan||South Korea||Gimhae International Airport|||
|Chiang Mai||Thailand||Chiang Mai International Airport|
|Manila||Philippines||Ninoy Aquino International Airport|
|Nagoya||Japan||Chūbu Centrair International Airport|||
|Osaka||Japan||Kansai International Airport|||
|Siem Reap||Cambodia||Siem Reap International Airport||Charter|
|Taipei||Taiwan||Taoyuan International Airport||Hub|
At the time the airline ceased operations, the V Air fleet consisted of the following aircraft:
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