Sunday, March 24, 2013
TransAsia Airways (TNA, 復興航空 Fùxīng Hángkōng) is an airline based in Datong District, Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan). It mainly serves the domestic market but also has limited scheduled and charter international services to China, East Asia, and Southeast Asia destinations.
ransAsia was formed in 1951 as the first private civil airline in Taiwan, flying the Taipei - Hualien - Taitung - Kaohsiung route. 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 meal catering 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, Danang and Manado started. The Airbus A320 joined the fleet, becoming the first jet in the airline.
First scheduled international services started in 1995 to Macau and Surabaya. In early 2012, the airline was reported to be considering an order for Airbus A380 aircraft to facilitate expansion to the United States
Besides flight operations, TransAsia Airways operate as a local agent in Taiwan for some foreign airlines, such as Thai Airways International. It also has an airport ground handling services branch, airline meal catering branch at Taipei and Kaohsiung and an aircraft maintenance and engineering branch.
Chinese description below:
復興航空（英語譯名：Trans Asia Airways；IATA代碼：GE，ICAO代碼：TNA，呼号：Trans Asia）是臺灣的一家航空公司，也是臺灣第一家民營航空業者，現隸屬於國產實業集團旗下，主要經營國內航線以及短程國際航線。A330目前已交機完畢，因此目前積極爭取長程航線。樞紐機場為臺灣桃園國際機場及臺北松山機場，提供客運和地勤代理的服務，目前是臺灣第3大航空公司。爭取長程航線成功後，將正式成為跨足營運國內航線以及國際航線的首家航空公司。積極評估東京、雅加達、吉隆坡等新航點。3月15日開航台北-曼谷航線。