16 July, 2018

A21neos and A350's for Taiwanese start up airline STARLUX

STARLUX Airlines is a new startup airline based in Taiwan, which have signed a memorandum of understanding with European manufacturer Airbus at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018 today.

The brand new carrier is to purchase 17 A350XWB aircraft which is made up of 12 A350-1000s and 5 A350-900s, with deliveries scheduled to be delivered from the start of 2021. STARLUX founder and Chairman K.W. Chang said, "As a pilot myself, I personally experienced the test-flight of the A350-1000. Its outstanding performance really amazed me. The A350XWB is indeed one-of-a-kind in the current market, and perfectly suited for such a geographic location as Taiwan," 

The new airline is goping for an all Airbus fleet, confirming that it will be leasing 10 A321neos and is looking forward to being the first airline to operate the A350-1000 in Taiwan.

Watch a brief video on the STARLUX Airlines A350XWB -