TransAsia Airways, a full service airline from Taiwan, has taken delivery of its first ATR 72-600 aircraft at a ceremony in Toulouse.
The aircraft is now making its way to Taiwan to begin service for the airline from Taipei Songshan Airport from 21st February. It will operate initially to Magong, and eventually more destinations as additional aircraft are delivered.
The airline has 11 more ATR 72-600s on order. Vincent Lin, TransAsia Airways chairman, said “We are ready to further expand our regional offering and to support the addition of new routes and frequencies on existing routes. The introduction of our new planes will support this growth.”
The first aircraft is registered B-22815.