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LCC Tigerair Taiwan plans Northeast Asian expansion as it outpaces local LCC competitor V Air

Taiwan was Asia's last major market to have LCCs. Taiwan saw itself encircled with LCC competition from Northeast and Southeast Asia, and in 2014 finally received its own LCCs: Tigerair Taiwan (affiliated with China Airlines) and V Air (affiliated with TransAsia).

Although Taiwan may have hesitated, Tigerair Taiwan is now growing faster than planned, with seven A320s in Dec-2015 (its eighth will arrive in Jan-2016), compared with an original plan for 12 aircraft by Sep-2017.

Tigerair Taiwan is expanding in Northeast Asia, namely Japan where Japanese LCCs have made a tidy business in Taiwan. Owner China Airlines is widespread and prolific, being the fourth largest carrier in Japan and even flying 747s between Taipei and Okinawa, a route under an hour in duration but which Tigerair Taiwan also flies. Korea is a difficult market because of bilateral limitations, while Southeast Asia expansion may come later.

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