As Taiwanese startup airline Starlux prepares to be one of the newest airlines in the region, a report from the Taiwan News has stated its maiden flight is scheduled for January 23, 2020.
According to the report, the airline will launch its services on the 23rd of January to one of three destinations: Macao, Da Nang, and Penang. The airline has not named the destination that will see the first Starlux flight.
Starlux – founded by former EVA Air chairman Chang Kuo-wei – is set to become the newest Taiwanese carrier that would soon offer a new premium travel option. After starting with regional flights, it has stated plans to launch routes to North America in the future. Its future fleet will include recently ordered Airbus A321neo which will start arriving by the end of the year, and a combined 17 Airbus A350-900 and -1000 aircraft for long haul flights that will be delivered starting late 2021.
The airline has stated in reports that ticket sales will start in December, and the first batch of pilots have recently completed their training in the United States. It will have its operations based at Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport.