Enthusiasm is running high for Taiwan’s newly launched airline, Air Pacific.
Since the carrier first landed in Guam’s Andersen Air Force Base this summer, Taiwan’s Air Force has been one of the first to board, according to a visit by a reporter for Taiwan-based media outlet Digitale Daily.
“Why hasn’t anyone else come?” a company official asked.
Air Pacific’s new five-year contract with Taiwan’s Antyuan Air in late May signals “the beginning of a new era for air service to Taiwan,” says manager Yuhu Wing. “Our mission is to become a household name in terms of quality and innovation and customer service.”
What’s more, a launch price of $625 is enticing.
The carrier, which is modeled after Europe’s Air France, is aimed at a younger, tech-savvy demographic, with 45-60 year-olds in the target audience for its larger aircraft and higher ticket price.
Many details remain secret, such as the carrier’s code name, aircraft that will be used to fly to Taiwan, its annual profit projections and even its possible new route to Australia, Digitale Daily reports.