- TransAsia Airways
airline=TransAsia Airways (復興航空)
Taipei, Republic of China
Taipei Songshan Airport
fleet_size=17 (+1 order)
TransAsia Airways (復興航空) is an
airlinebased in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. It mainly serves the domestic market but also has limited scheduled international services to Macauand South Koreaand charter services to some holiday destinations.
The name of the airline in Chinese, 復興航空, literally means "the airline of the restoration of glory". It was named for the desire and determination of the Nationalist to return to and recover
mainland Chinaafter retreating to Taiwan and losing the mainland to the Communist.
TransAsia was formed in 1951 as one of the first private civil airline in Taiwan, flying the
Taipei- Hualien- Taitung- Kaohsiungroute. It also served as local agent of foreign airlines and provided airport ground handling services for foreign airlines.
Air services ceased in 1958 when the management of the airline decided to concentrate their attention on their agency businesses. It established its
airline mealcatering services in the same year.
Domestic flights were resumed in 1988, after an absence in the market for 30 years. In 1991, first ATR72 aircraft joined the airline. In 1992, unscheduled charter services to international destinations, including
Laoag, Manila, Cebu, Phnom Penh, Surabaya, Yangon, Phuket, Danangand Manadostarted. The Airbus A320joined the fleet, becoming the first jet in the airline.
First scheduled international services started in 1995 to
Besides flight operations, TransAsia Airways operate as a local agent in Taiwan for some foreign airlines. It also has an airport ground handling services branch, airline meal catering branch at Taipei and
Kaohsiungand an aircraft maintenance and engineering branch.
From Taipei (Songshan Airport):
Hengchun, Pingtung, Tainan, Kaohsiungwere dropped in 2007 and 2008 after the inauguration of Taiwan High Speed Rail.
From Taipei (Taoyuan International Airport):
Macau(also served from Kaohsiung)
The TransAsia Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of July 2007) [
Flight International, 3-9 July 2007] :
TransAsia Airways average fleet age is 9.33 years old in June 2007.
* [http://www.tna.com.tw/ TransAsia Airways]
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