Exciting: Starlux Airlines Tickets Now On Sale!!!
Uncategorised Mar 04, 2020
I’ve written in the past about Starlux Airlines, which is probably the new (legitimate) airline that I’m most excited about. All along we’ve been told that the airline will commence operations in January 2020, and tickets have now finally gone on sale… I can’t wait to fly with them!
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What Is Starlux Airlines?
Starlux Airlines will be joining both China Airlines and EVA Air as the next airline based in Taipei. The airline has huge growth aspirations, as Starlux has 10 A321neos on order, as well as 17 A350s (split between the -900s and -1000s).
While the airline will initially operate regional flights, long term the plan is for the airline to operate long haul flights, including to the US (they’ll get their first A350 in 2021).
What I’m most excited about is that while most new airlines nowadays seem to be budget airlines, Starlux Airlines is going upmarket. The company’s slogan is “born to be luxury, shining like stars,” the company’s vision is to be “the Emirates of Taiwan,” and they describe themselves as a “detail-oriented luxury airline.”
Their A321neos feature fully flat beds in business class, free wifi in business class, etc.
Starlux Airlines Tickets Now On Sale
Up until a few days ago, a lot of us have been confused about why Starlux Airlines’ tickets haven’t gone on sale, given that the airline was planning on launching operations in a matter of weeks.
The delay in ticket sales was because the airline had been waiting for an air operator certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA). The CAA finally completed the review of the carrier’s application, and it should be finalized shortly.
Anyway, Starlux Airlines has officially put tickets on sale as of today (11AM Taipei time on Monday, December 16, 2019).