TransAsia Airways adds Singapore

STARTING June 30, Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways will operate daily flights between Taipei and Singapore using a leased 154-seat Boeing 737-800.

Lester Song, assistant general manager of Maple Aviation, GSA for the airline in Singapore, said: “Our distribution channels in Singapore will include both travel agents and the airline’s website booking engine. Right now, the website is only in Chinese, but we are exploring the possibility of an English-language Singapore site. We will also have a presence on Facebook.”

“Attractive introductory fares are currently being mulled over and will be announced soon,” he added.

The full-service carrier will join five other airlines already operating between both countries – China Airlines, EVA Air, Singapore Airlines, Jetstar Asia Airways and Tiger Airways – and expects to deploy its own 162-seat Airbus A320 or 194-seat Airbus A321 by end-2011.

TransAsia Airways has ordered two A330-300s and six A321s. Its network includes seven destinations in Taiwan, 13 cities in China and Japan.

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