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.
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 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 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