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Old July 14th, 2016, 07:12 PM   #301
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Old August 11th, 2016, 03:53 PM   #304
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TransAsia to absorb subsidiary V Air
TRANSFORMATION : The airline aims to distinguish itself from rivals by providing passengers with different in-flight meal options and check-in luggage allowances
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V Air (威航), a budget airline fully owned by TransAsia Airways Corp (復興航空), yesterday announced plans to bow out of the local market to curb losses due to sharpening competition.

The carrier is to stop operations in October, allowing TransAsia Airways to better consolidate its resources and stem mounting losses.

The announcement came after TransAsia’s board of directors approved the decision.

“The move is part of the company’s long-term transformation plans to optimize resource utilization and lower operating costs,” TransAsia chairman Vincent Lin (林明昇) said in a statement following a board meeting.

Lin also pledged to prioritize improving flight safety standards and to look after the interests of affected employees.

The company’s business has taken a hit after two fatal accidents involving TransAsia aircraft in July 2014 and February last year.

After absorbing its subsidiary, TransAsia hopes to become a versatile carrier capable of distinguishing itself from low-budget competitors, company spokeswoman Amy Chen (陳逸潔) said.

“We aim to provide passengers with different options in terms of in-flight meal variety and check-in luggage allowances, as we position the company somewhere between the budget and full-service market segments,” Chen said.

The firm plans to release an updated business plan soon, she said.

V Air, which launched in December 2014, last year recorded losses of NT$450 million (US$14.31 million at the current exchange rate). Its bottom line continued to deteriorate, with aggregate losses in the first half of this year exceeding NT$900 million.

Amid intense competition, V Air burned through more than half of its founding paid-in capital of NT$2 billion, company data showed.

V Air has four aircraft, two of which were added to its fleet in January and March, and covers routes to nine destinations, including Thailand, Japan and South Korea.

TransAsia said that it would take over two V Air routes to Chiang Mai, Thailand, and Fukuoka, Japan, and pledged that affected passengers would be reimbursed.

The company added that V Air’s most popular destinations are Bangkok and Chiang Mai, with flights to the destinations operating at 77 percent capacity on average.

TransAsia reported a net loss of NT$439 million for the first quarter, easing from a net loss of NT$1.16 billion in the previous quarter.
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Old November 22nd, 2016, 03:43 AM   #307
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TransAsia Airways seeks flight suspension, shares halted
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TAIPEI, Nov 21 Taiwan's third-largest airline, TransAsia Airways Corp., has applied to suspend flights on Tuesday, while the stock exchange has halted trading in its shares pending an announcement from the company.

The flight suspension came as a shock to the island's airlines, tourism industries and the government.

"They informed us suddenly they will suspend flights tomorrow," Fang Chih-wen, deputy director general of the Civil Aeronautics Administration, told Reuters by telephone on Monday. "We will continue to watch further developments."

TransAsia said in a statement it would be holding an unscheduled board meeting on Tuesday. Officials at the company could not be reached for immediate comment.

"There is still an important announcement to be made by the company," the Taiwan Stock Exchange said. The stock exchange said TransAsia could apply for its shares to resume trading after the announcement.
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After plane crashes, Taiwan's TransAsia seeks to wind down operations
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TAIPEI, Nov 22 Taiwan's TransAsia Airways Corp said on Tuesday it would wind down operations and suspend all scheduled flights, failing to recover from two plane crashes in almost three years.

In addition to struggling to overcome safety concerns raised by Taiwan's regulator, the island's third-largest carrier has been hit by intense competition, reporting losses for the previous six quarters. It shut down its low-cost offering, V Air, last month.

TransAsia's collapse is, however, a rarity in the industry in recent years as the sector benefits from low interest rates and falling fuel costs.

"This is a very painful choice for the company," Chief Executive Daniel Liu told a news briefing, adding the company was not able to hammer out an overhaul plan.

"Our communications with investors have not been successful," he said. Six to seven options had been discussed, he added, including raising more capital. Talks with potential buyers had also not panned out.

TransAsia operates 27 routes with a fleet of 16 aircraft in service and employs some 1,800 people. Local media reported shocked employees protesting in front of TransAsia's headquarters in Taipei.
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China Airlines to fly TransAsia routes
NO PROVISION : Premier Lin Chuan said the Cabinet had been looking into taking over the stricken airline, but a ‘legal blind spot’ had prevented that happening

China Airlines Ltd (中華航空) is to take over the routes operated by TransAsia Airways Corp (復興航空) next month to fly passengers already booked with the stricken company, the Executive Yuan said yesterday.

Starting on Thursday next week, China Airlines is to take over all the international and domestic routes operated by TransAsia except for a route connecting Kinmen County and Penghu County, Executive Yuan spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said.

The decision was made at an inter-ministerial meeting, as the unexpected closure of TransAsia has affected Taiwanese passengers, especially those in the east and on outlying islands, Hsu said.

The route transfer is authorized by the Civil Aviation Act (民用航空法), which stipulates that commercial airlines are obliged to increase the number of flights or operate different routes at the government’s request in an emergency.

China Airlines should have the capacity to take on TransAsia’s flights as it is the off-season, but it does not have the smaller planes required to operate flights between Kinmen and Penghu, he said.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Justice has frozen a NT$1.2 billion (US$37.64 million) trust fund belonging to TransAsia, NT$600 million of which is to be used to cover severance pay for the airline’s employees and the remaining NT$600 million to refund customers and travel agencies.

The Ministry of Labor estimated that TransAsia would have to pay NT$640 million to its employees, which should be covered by the frozen trust fund and the company’s remaining assets after it is liquidated, Hsu said.

“Administrative measures have been taken to ensure that [TransAsia chairman] Vincent Lin (林明昇) does not leave the country,” Hsu said in response to the rumor of an imposition of a travel ban on Lin, without specifying what the measures are.
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Billy Chang quizzed by prosecutors over TransAsia
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Prosecutors yesterday questioned former Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) director-general Billy Chang (張國政) amid allegations that his announcement of a proposal to take over TransAsia Airways, followed by his withdrawal of the offer, was intended to affect trading in the airline’s shares.

TransAsia on Nov. 22 abruptly announced that it would be closing due to financial woes, and its stock price had fallen 34 percent as of Monday.

However, TransAsia shares on Tuesday rose by the maximum daily limit of 10 percent to NT$3.76 after Chang said that a business group he represented was willing to take over the carrier — provided that all of its routes remained intact.

Chang on Wednesday said he was dropping the takeover plan because the airline’s domestic and international flying rights were to be revoked.

Chang’s statements led to sharp fluctuations in the airline’s share price, Taiwan Stock Exchange Corp chairman Shih Jun-ji (施俊吉) said on Wednesday, adding that the exchange has sent the data it had monitored this week to prosecutors.
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Gentlemen, do any of you have a current picture of the ex Transasia situation at the Taipei airports please? Many of the planes have been ferried out to Singapore XSP and Clark over the past few days with new registrations and it's been quite a challenge working out which ones are which.

Based on Flightradar24 history the current situation appears to be thus :

A330s
B-22101 airtest TPE-TPE 191216.
B-22102 airtest TPE-TPE 091216.
B-22103 airtest TPE-TPE 081116.
B-22105 airtest TPE-TPE 111116.

A320s
B-22310 NRT-TPE 211116.
B-22311 NRT-TPE 211116.
B-22312 KNH-TSA 211116.
B-22316 TPE-TSA 161116 > D-AAAN TSA-XSP 201216.
B-22317 FOC-KHH 211116 > D-AAAM KHH-XSP 221216.
B-22318 SDJ-TPE 211116.
B-22320 WUX-TPE 211116.
B-22322 CRK-TSA 191116 > D-AAAP TSA-XSP 211216.

A321s
B-22607 TPE-TSA 231016.
B-22608 CNX-TPE 30-011016.
B-22610 XUZ-TPE 201116.
B-22611 KIX-TPE 211116 > 2-ISBB(?) TPE-CRK 231216.
B-22612 PVG-TPE 211116 > 2-ISBA TPE-CRK 231216.
B-22615 HUN-TPE 211116 > EI-FXS TPE-CRK 211216.
B-22616 TSN-TPE 211116 > EI-FXT TPE-CRK 211116.

Today (23rd) also saw LZ-AWH fly TSA-CRK which is currently unknown. Maybe A320 B-22312 or the old A321 B-22607?

And yesterday (22nd) saw 2-DLLA and 2-DLLB fly TPE-CRK which are currently unidentified, but I suspect ex B-22318/20 as they were both leased from MCAP.

2-ISBB is not confirmed and only a guess based on it being a leased bird from Aviation Capital Group like 2-ISBA so would make sense to ferry them together.

Any infos/pics from you gents to help ?

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Jan. 10, 2017
Losses imperil Mandarin Airlines’ flight to Hualien
‘LEAN MEAT’: After its takeover of TransAsia Airways’ operations last year, Mandarin has struggled to balance operation costs and it is considering closing the route
Taipei Times Excerpt

The fate of a flight service between Taipei and Hualien is hanging in the balance as Mandarin Airlines reported a loss of NT$15 million (US$467,202) within just two months after it took over operations from soon-to-be-dissolved TransAsia Airways.

China Airlines was asked by the Executive Yuan to temporarily take over TransAsia’s domestic and international routes until Feb. 15 after the latter unexpectedly suspended its service and subsequently announced that it would dissolve its operations in November last year.

Mandarin, a subsidiary of CAL, is now in charge of operating the routes between Taipei and Hualien, Taichung and Hualien and Kaohsiung and Hualien which were operated by TransAsia.

CAL chairman Ho Nuan-hsuan (何煖軒) said that when Mandarin launched its trial service to Hualien on Dec. 1 last year, the group said that it would fulfill its responsibility to society and would not suspend flights to Hualien.

However, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) confirmed that Mandarin has requested permission to reduce its number of weekday flights to Hualien or receive government subsidies to cover the aircraft landing fees so that its operational loss can be mitigated.
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Government vows to preserve domestic flights amid Mandarin Airlines’ losses
EXPENSIVE ALTERNATIVE: The transportation ministry said that, despite their cost, flights to eastern areas give travelers another option to land-based transportation
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The government will not suspend any domestic flight routes, despite Mandarin Airlines reporting financial losses on flights between Taipei and Hualien, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications said yesterday.

Mandarin Airlines, a subsidiary of China Airlines, was asked to temporarily take over flights on the route, as well as one between Taichung and Hualien, after the previous operator, TransAsia Airways, late last year announced that it was dissolving its business.

The temporary takeover began on Dec. 1 and is to last until Feb. 15.

However, Mandarin Airlines has reported losses of about NT$15 million (US$469,513) less than two months after it began operating the flights to and from Hualien.

Other airlines had expressed an interest in taking over TransAsia’s aviation rights, because they would allow them to operate lucrative cross-strait flights, even though they would also have to operate unprofitable domestic routes, such as those to Hualien, Deputy Minister of Transportation and Communications Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) said.

However, interest quickly faded after Beijing rescinded some of the favorable airport time slots previously allocated to TransAsia’s flights, Wang said, adding that any carriers taking over TransAsia’s aviation rights would receive disadvantageous landing or departure times at airports in China.

The ministry could try reducing aircraft landing or airport infrastructure fees for Mandarin Airlines during the temporary takeover period, Wang said, but added that air transportation services to eastern areas would not be suspended because of financial losses, because they must serve as alternatives to land transportation that is often disrupted by inclement weather.
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TransAsia flight routes reassigned to other airlines
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Flight routes previously operated by TransAsia Airways, which disbanded in November last year due to financial woes, have been reassigned to other Taiwanese airlines, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said yesterday.

China Airlines (CAL), EVA Airways (EVA Air), Mandarin Airlines, UNI Air, Far Eastern Air Transport and Tiger Taiwan will operate the routes left by TransAsia starting Feb. 16, the CAA said, adding that carriers that obtain the more lucrative cross-strait routes will also have to shoulder less profitable routes.

Under the reassignment, Mandarin took over the Taipei International Airport (Songshan airport) to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, China, route, while UNI Air obtained the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport, China.

As a result, the unprofitable Taichung Airport to Hualien Airport and Songshan airport to Hualien Airport routes were reassigned to Mandarin and UNI Air, respectively, the CAA said.

In addition, UNI Air got the Kinmen Airport to Penghu Airport route, which was operated by TransAsia on a charter basis.

Other routes between Taipei, Kaohsiung and outlying Kinmen and Penghu islands will be operated jointly by Mandarin, UNI Air and Far Eastern, it said.
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CAA gets tough on drunk pilots
ZERO TOLERANCE : Although only three pilots have tested over the blood-alcohol limit in the past 15 years, the CAA said it is cracking down on airlines and pilots
Taipei Times with CNA Excerpt

The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said it would punish airlines whose pilots fail alcohol tests the maximum NT$3 million (US$98,036) permitted by the Civil Aviation Act (民用航空法).

Along with fines, points will be deduced from airlines on reviews of their air transport rights, the CAA said on Friday, announcing a “zero tolerance” policy on impaired flight safety.

The announcement was made after a Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) and a China Airlines (CAL) pilot were tested for alcohol consumption before flying and found to be over the legal limit.

Only three such cases have been reported the past 15 years. The first was in 2011 when a Daily Air Corp pilot was suspended for three months, but the airline was not disciplined, the CAA said.

The agency said it would not tolerate any more violations, adding that it would revoke pilots’ licenses and fine airlines.

A FAT pilot on March 7 recorded a blood-alcohol level of 0.52 milligrams per liter (mg/L) just before he was to fly a commercial plane from Kaohsiung to Magong, Penghu County.

The legal limit is less than 0.1mg/L, stipulated by the Aircraft Flight Operation Regulations.

The CAA on Thursday said it revoked the FAT pilot’s license and he was fired soon after he failed the alcohol test. The airline was fined NT$600,000.
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Sleeping pilots photos spark ire
FUDGE? The airline completed a CAA-requested investigation in less than one day, apologized profusely and issued written warnings against three pilots and a supervisor
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The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) yesterday morning asked Tigerair Taiwan to conduct an internal investigation into photographs that apparently showed pilots asleep on duty.

The airline in the afternoon issued a statement saying it had already concluded its probe and sanctioned the pilots.

The company, owned by the China Airlines (CAL), is the only Taiwan-based low-cost carrier.

The photographs were taken over a one-year period by an unnamed Tigerair Taiwan copilot who wanted to prove negligence on the part of the airline’s pilots, media reports said.

The CAA is aware of the allegations, CAA Director-General Lin Kuo-hsien (林國顯) said.

“We have asked Tigerair Taiwan to conduct an internal investigation first, as the photographs only show the pilots’ profiles. One cannot tell from the images if the incidents took place during the day or at night or if the aircraft were in the air, or on the ground. Nor do they show the dashboards of the aircraft,” he said.

Lin also questioned the copilot’s motives.

“There were only two people in the cockpit — the pilot and the copilot. Theoretically, the copilot should help the pilot stay alert during a flight and vice versa. If for some reason the pilot has to turn over the controls of the aircraft to their copilot, the copilot is then in charge of ensuring the safety of the flight. If the copilot detects any behavioral aberration on the part of the pilot, he or she should report the problems immediately, not disclose it one year later,” Lin said.

The copilot released photographs of eight different pilots, three of whom looked like they were sleeping while they were in a cockpit, making them likely targets of any CAA investigation, the agency said.

Tigerair Taiwan would face a fine of between NT$600,000 and NT$3 million (US$19,965 and US$99,827) if the pilots were found to have violated the Civil Aviation Act (民航法).

In a written statement, the airline said that it was very sorry about the photographs as they have caused members of the public to have doubts about the airline.
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EVA labor report sought after typhoon shortage
SERVICE NOT REQUIRED? Minister of Transportation and Communications Hochen Tan said that the rise of budget airlines shows consumers are getting smarter
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The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) yesterday said that it asked EVA Air Corp to quickly submit a report on how it plans to address issues exposed by a labor strike on Sunday, adding that it would also discuss with the Ministry of Labor the issue of giving transport service operators more flexibility to handle personnel scheduling on typhoon holidays.

The administration met with representatives of six airlines yesterday after the labor strike forced EVA to cancel 50 flights, affecting about 10,000 passengers.

EVA Air notified the administration at 3am on Sunday that about 500 of its employees had requested leave because of a natural disasters, the CAA said.

“I did not know that such a clause existed until the company told me that it is a right stated in the labor-management contract, which was stipulated based on regulations governing the management and wages of employees on days when the nation is struck by natural disasters,” CAA Flight Standards Division Director Clark Lin (林俊良) said.

The company said that it would have to cancel some of the flights because it did not have the minimum number of flight attendants required to ensure aviation safety, Lin said.

EVA was instructed that it must not compromise aviation safety or the interests of passengers, Lin added.

However, the company was slow to react to the situation, which is an area that should be improved, Lin said.

CAA Deputy Director General Fang Chih-wen (方志文) said that EVA should have adjusted its deployment of personnel in a much quicker fashion if the number of those seeking leave exceeded expectations.

It should assess the number of flights that might be affected by a shortage in personnel and notify airlines and passengers.

The company should also assist passengers to change tickets or switch to different carriers, Fang said.

Although EVA employees asked for leave because it was a typhoon day, which is permissible according to the rules, Fang said that Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport was not affected by stormy weather on Sunday.

“We want to communicate with the Ministry of Labor and see if the regulations can give transport service providers some flexibility in handling situations similar to what happened on Sunday,” Fang said, adding that incidents like the one on Sunday could reoccur if regulations remain too rigid.

When asked about changes to labor regulations, Fang said the process of collecting information from other countries needed to be completed before the Ministry of Labor would become involved.

Based on the regulations, the terms under which workers could be asked to work on a typhoon day should be stipulated in the labor contract.

Companies that do not have such a contract must adhere to the government standards.
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