After almost three years of preparation, STARLUX Airlines announced the launch of its inaugural flights today, 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.
“Finally, STARLUX officially launched today and is able to welcome passengers aboard to experience the meticulous service we’ve been curating for almost three years. I would like to give credit to my whole team and all the supervisors, and related departments. As a brand-new carrier, we will fulfill our responsibility to provide safe and high-quality service. At the same time, we will make every effort to make the airline industry in Taiwan better together with our government and other airlines,” said STARLUX Chairman K.W. Chang.
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 today.
STARLUX operated the advanced 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 flatbed. Passengers sitting in economy class can stretch out with a generous 31-inches of legroom and enjoy a personal entertainment system featuring a 10.1-inch 720p screen, which is the first on narrow-body aircraft in Taiwan.
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.