Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) Vanilla Air has taken a major step in its effort to develop Taipei as a focus city, launching its first international one-stop flight beyond Taipei. Vanilla will begin a Taipei-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam flight on Sept. 14, an airline spokesman confirmed. It will be an extension of one of the airline’s Tokyo Narita-Taipei flights. Vanilla EVP Hiroshi Kitahara had previously signaled that a flight beyond Taipei would likely be added, although he did not ...

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