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StarLux Airlines launches a new route to Singapore

StarLux Airlines officially launched its inaugural flight between Singapore and Taipei today (September 23). Once again, the airline achieves a significant milestone despite the pandemic following the opening of new routes to Kuala LumpurHo Chi Minh City and Manila earlier this year. STARLUX will initially operate two flights per week. The schedule is listed below.

Route

Inaugural Date

Weekly Schedule

Outbound

Flight Time

Inbound

Flight Time

Singapore–Taoyuan  

(SIN-TPE)

2021/9/23

-T-T— (starting Sep.23)

-T-T-S-(starting in Oct.)

15:05-20:05

09:20-13:45

Changi Airport welcomed the inaugural flight from Taipei with a water salute today.

STARLUX has been continuously adjusting its flight schedule and aircraft delivery plan in response to the changing conditions caused by the pandemic. In this respect, the airline has opted to open routes to important business destinations rather than popular vacation spots. With the new route launching today, the airline is now servicing nine destinations from Taoyuan including MacauPenangBangkokOsakaTokyoKuala LumpurHo Chi Minh CityManila and Singapore.

The airline currently operates five Airbus A321neo aircraft, each having 188 seats, including eight in business class and 180 in economy class. Each seat in business class transforms into an 82-inch fully flat bed. Every seat in economy is equipped with a personal entertainment system.

The cabin interior was designed by BMW Group Designworks and features natural and warm colors to evoke a sense of being “Home in the Air.” On flights departing from Taoyuan, the business class meals are specially prepared by the Michelin Taiwanese restaurant “Longtail,” while economy class features a menu created by the renowned Japanese-style grilled meat restaurant “Hutong” in Taiwan. STARLUX prides itself on painstaking detail regarding accommodation and services on all STARLUX flights. In spite of the current challenges facing the airline industry, most services remain available, allowing the airline to continue providing the most enjoyable flights an airline can during this difficult time.

Starlux Airlines to add a new route to Singapore

Starlux Airlines (Taipei) will add the Taipei – Singapore route on September 23.

Initially the route will be operated two days a week increasing to three in October.

However Taiwan has not yet eased travel restrictions to the island for foreigners.

StarLux launches a new route to Manila

StarLux Airlines officially launched its inaugural flight between Manila and Taipei today, July 8. The airline once again goes against the tide during the pandemic by launching a new route to another major Asian destination. StarLux will initially operate two flights per week. The schedule is listed below.

STARLUX officially launched its inaugural flight between Manila and Taipei today.
Route Inaugural Date Weekly Schedule Outbound

Flight Time

Inbound

Flight Time

Manila–Taoyuan

(MNL-TPE)

2021/7/8 —T-S- 10:00-12:10 06:50-09:00
From August

M–T-S-

* Note: Flight number and schedule may change without prior notice.

StarLux Airlines now flies to Ho Chi Minh City

StarLux Airlines has launched a new route between Taipei and Ho Chi Minh City, operating three round-trip flights a week.

On January 23 last year, the new airline launched its inaugural flights from Taoyuan to three destinations — MacauDa Nang and Penang.

With its hub at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, StarLux Airlines will initially fly routes in Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia, gradually developing its trans-oceanic routes to North America. It is now operating MacauPenangKuala LumpurBangkokHo Chi Minh CityTokyo and Osaka routes.

Starlux Airlines arrives in Ho Chi Minh City

Starlux Airlines made this announcement:

Taiwan’s newly founded airline STARLUX Airlines, with its very first flights to MacauPenang and Danang on January 23, 2020 last year, officially launched its inaugural flight flying between Ho Chi Minh City and Taipei today (May 13).

STARLUX Airlines first flight landed in Ho Chi Minh City.
STARLUX Airlines first flight landed in Ho Chi Minh City.

STARLUX has been adjusting its schedule and choosing to open new routes to important business destinations in response to market demand during the pandemic. After opening routes to NaritaOsakaBangkok and Kuala Lumpur, the airline once again goes against the tide during the pandemic by launching a new route to another major Asian destination—Ho Chi Minh City. The schedule for the newly added route is listed below.

Route Flight No. Flight Time Weekly Schedule
SGN-TPE JX712 11:25-16:10 WED, THU, SAT
TPE-SGN JX711 08:00-10:25 WED, THU, SAT

*STARLUX Airlines reserves the right to adjust the flight schedule at any time. The schedule is subject to change without any prior notice.

With regard to the newly added routes, STARLUX will continue safety precautions and measures to prevent Covid-19. These measures include full cabin and amenities cleaning and disinfection on every flight, cabin crew wearing disposable waterproof gowns, surgical masks, waterproof gloves and eye protection equipment.

With its hub at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, STARLUX Airlines now flies to MacauPenangBangkokOsakaTokyoKuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City. The airline initially operates routes in Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia and will gradually develop its trans-oceanic routes to North America starting in 2022, growing steadily toward becoming one of the world’s leading airlines.

STARLUX airlines is positioned as a premium boutique airline. Its Airbus A321neo aircraft has 188 seats, including 8 in business class and 180 in economy class. Each seat in business class is equipped with a 15.6-inch 1080p inflight entertainment system screen and can transform into an 82-inch fully flat bed. Passengers sitting in economy class can stretch out with a generous 31-inches of leg room and enjoy a personal entertainment system featuring a 10.1-inch 720p screen, which is the first on narrow-body aircraft in Taiwan. The business class meals are specially prepared by the one-star Michelin Taiwanese restaurant – Longtail, while economy class features Taiwan-based meat brand “Hutong Roasted Meat” to create luxurious roasted meat with rice. There is also the one and only signature “Home in the air” cabin fragrance.

Starlux Airlines commences operations

Starlux Airlines, as planned launched scheduled passenger operations on January 23, 2020.

The airline made this announcement:

After almost three years of preparation, Starlux Airlines announced the launch of its inaugural flights on January 23, flying to three destinations—Macau, Da Nang and Penang—with three flights to Macau, two flights to Da Nang and one flight to Penang respectively.

As a passionate qualified pilot himself, Chang has taken every opportunity to personally fly the airline company’s new aircraft. Not only did he fly the first three A321neos back to Taiwan from Hamburg, he also flew the second round trip to Macau and back, flights JX203 and JX204.

Starlux operated the advanced Airbus A321neo aircraft on the three routes. The aircraft has 188 seats, including eight in business class and 180 in economy class. Each seat in business class is equipped with a 15.6-inch 1080p inflight entertainment system screen and can transform into an 82-inch fully flat bed. Passengers sitting in economy class can stretch out with a generous 31-inches of leg room and enjoy a personal entertainment system featuring a 10.1-inch 720p screen, which is the first on narrow-body aircraft in Taiwan. Moreover, Wi-Fi service is provided in both classes.

The inflight services have also been exquisitely prepared. From the playful 3D animated inflight safety video, the design and texture of the cabin seats, the exclusive cabin frangrance to the tailormade boarding music by the famous jazz musician Peter White and the inflight meal concocted by Michelin-star chef Lam Ming Kin, Starlux has prepared a journey experience to satisfy all five senses of each passenger.

With its hub at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Starlux Airlines will initially fly routes in Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia, gradually developing its trans-oceanic routes to North America starting in 2022, growing steadily towards becoming one of the world’s leading top airlines.

All photos by the airline.

StarLux Airlines to start operations on January 23, 2020

StarLux Airlines received its AOC from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications on December 12.

As a result, the airline has announced its first routes will start on January 23, 2020. The first routes will be between Taipei (TPE) and Macau, Da Nang and Penang.

The first routes will be operated with Airbus A321neo aircraft.

Starlux Airlines receives its first Airbus A321, will start flying in January

Starlux Airlines on October 26, 2019 took delivery of its first Airbus A321neo (B-58201).

This is the first aircraft for the new airline.

The upstart intends to begin scheduled passenger operations from Taipei to Da Nang, Macau and Penang.

The airline also has long-range aircraft on order.

The new Airbus A350-900s will start arriving in late 2021 while the first A350-1000 will arrive in 2022.

StarLux Airlines unveils its cabin crew uniforms

StarLux Airlines (Taipei) unveiled its cabin service uniforms on October 2.

The new airline is planning to operate five Airbus A321neo aircraft when it commences operations next year. Services are planned to commence on January 23, 2020 to secondary cities in Asia from Taipei.

The first three destinations will be Da Nang, Macau and Penang. Macau will be the first.

The new airline is also planning to fly to the United States when it receives its first Airbus A350-1000.

All photos by Manuel Negrerie reporting from Taiwan.