Taiwanese full service airline, TransAsia Airways collected its first new ATR 72-600 plane at a ceremony with ATR, the world’s largest manufacturer of regional turboprop aircraft, in Toulouse, France today. The plane is the first of 12 ATR 72-600s ordered by TransAsia Airways as part of its fleet renewal and growth program. Other planes, which will gradually replace the aircraft currently operated by TransAsia, are scheduled to be delivered within the next 2 years. The airline will start commercial services on February 21st from Taipei Songshan Airport to Magong, gradually expanding services to all other domestic routes. The investment in new planes is part of the airline’s modernization plan, which maintains Trans Asia as one of Asia’s top regional airlines.