STARLUX makes its first flight to United States

First route is from Taipei to LAX

STARLUX Airlines made its first flight to the United States on 26 April.

The flight from Taipei to Los Angles was made with an Airbus A350-900 and was captained by the airline’s CEO, Chang Kuo-wei.

The almost 12 hour flight was also STARLUX’s first across the Pacific.

To start with, STARLUX is flying TPE – LAX five times a week, going to daily in June.

Flights to to San Francisco should start later in 2023.

STARLUX bills itself as a high quality carrier and that is certainly seen in the front of the A350.

Cabin Layout

STARLUX’s A350-900 has four classes class with a total of 306 seats, including:

  • 4 First Class
  • 26 Business
  • 36 Premium Economy
  • 240 Economy Class

First Class
First Class suites are built with a 60-inch door wall, allowing passengers to have a personal suite on the aircraft. Passengers get a personal wardrobe to store baggage.
Layout is a single row.

Business Class has 26 seats in a 1-2-1 layout.
Seats feature a 48-inch door and a lamp to provide warmth.
Seats in both First and Business Class can convert into a fully lie-flat bed, and also come with a “zero gravity” feature to offer extra comfort and relaxation.

Premium Economy
Premium Economy Class has 36 seats in a 2-4-2 layout.
Seats have 40 inch pitch, a leg rest and footrest bar.

Economy Class seats have 31-32 inch pitch in a 3-3-3 layout.
Seats have ultra-thin seatbacks.


STARLUX is a Taiwanese private airline. Based in Taipei, it started operations in 2020.

Routes: STARLUX currently flies between Taiwan and multiple cities in Asia, including:

Macau, Japan (7 Cities), Bangkok, Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia.

Fleet: STARLUX has an all-Airbus fleet of 20 aircraft:

  • 14 Airbus A321neo
  • 4 Airbus A330neo
  • 3 Airbus A350-900

Alliance: None

STARLUX Airlines (JX)

Airbus A350