Category Archives: StarLux Airlines

Starlux Airlines to suspend operations

Starlux Airlines is suspending its only remaining route, Taipei (Taoyuan) – Da Nang on March 21 until at least May 1, 2020.

The Penang route was previously suspended on March 8, 2020 according to Airline Route.

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.

StarLux Airlines orders 17 Airbus A350s

StarLux Airlines of Taiwan has signed a firm order with Airbus for 17 wide body aircraft, comprising 12 A350-1000s and five A350-900s.

The new airline plans to deploy these aircraft on its premier long-haul services from Taipei to Europe and North America, as well as selected destinations within the Asia-Pacific region.

At the end of February 2019, the A350 XWB Family had received 852 firm orders from 48 customers worldwide, making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever.

Photo: Airbus.

StarLux Airlines is now planning to launch in January 2020

StarLux Airlines (Taipei) is now planning to launch scheduled passenger operations in January 2020 according to a statement by Chang Kuo-wei.

The upstart is planning to operate Airbus aircraft including A320neo, A350-900 and A350-1000 aircraft.

Image: StarLux.