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STARLUX Airlines inaugural transpacific flight from Taiwan to Los Angeles

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STARLUX Airlines inaugural transpacific flight from Taiwan to Los Angeles - Airlines publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: Taiwan Aircraft: Airplanes

STARLUX Airlines inaugurated of its nonstop service between Taipei and Los Angeles, airline' first destination in North America. STARLUX Chairman K.W. Chang, who holds the rank of Captain for the Airbus A350 type rating, piloted the inaugural flight from Taipei to Los Angeles. The inaugural flight is the first of a series of new long-haul intercontinental routes planned for North America, Europe, and Oceania. STARLUX service to Taipei departs from Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday and Thursday through Sunday. Service to Los Angeles will depart Taipei Airport on Monday and Wednesday through Saturday. STARLUX will operate the route with its next-generation Airbus A350 aircraft. The five-times weekly service is expected to ramp to daily in June.

STARLUX CEO Glenn Chai, commented: “Today we celebrate a major milestone for STARLUX — completion of our very first long-haul flight from Taipei to Los Angeles. It is a gratifying moment as we reflect on our early 2020 launch flights that took place right before the pandemic. We remained undaunted and forged ahead leveraging Taipei’s geographical advantage to expand routes to 16 Asian destinations. Our Los Angeles destination marks the achievement of our goal for a trans-Pacific network. Now passengers will be able to enjoy flying with us from Los Angeles to major cities in Asia, with an easy transfer in Taipei.”

The new flights will be flown on STARLUX’s Airbus 350 aircraft and feature four seats in First, 26 in Business, 36 in Premium Economy and 240 in Economy. From first class to economy, STARLUX flights are designed to delight and soothe the senses, from earth-toned interiors to award-winning crew attire to curated in-cabin aromatherapy and Michelin-rated meals.

Guests on the new route will enjoy luxury service. First and Business travelers have a private space with a sliding door and seats with full-flat and Zero G mode for full relaxation. The extra-legroom Premium Economy section features a 40-inch Recaro seat with leg rest and footrest bar. Economy Class seats are built for utmost comfort, with leather headrest and wide seat pitch. And all guests have seatback entertainment featuring 4K personal large screens.

The new flights provide exquisite dining including Taiwanese signature dishes and amenities prepared for all-class passengers to enjoy an at-home experience in the air. To bring greater individuality to their air travel experience, passengers can pre-order meals online so they can enjoy the meal they want. In addition, STARLUX LAX-TPE flights will feature a variety of LA Dodgers-themed amenities from June to the end of the baseball season in October, followed by an array of LA Clippers-themed amenities from November to June 2024.

Founded in 2018, Taiwan-based STARLUX is a luxury airline expanding in a world of no-frills carriers. The company’s philosophy is that luxury should be available to everyone, and the airlines impressive growth reflects this. STARLUX’s fleet of 35 Airbus aircraft are purpose-built for luxury, safety, and economy of environmental resources.

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