Taiwan’s newly founded airline STARLUX Airlines officially launched its inaugural flight between Manila and Taipei on July 9.
The airline once again goes against the tide during the pandemic by launching a new route to another major Asian destination.
STARLUX will initially operate two flights per week.
STARLUX chose to open the route based on the current level of cargo demand and hopes to provide travel services for people commuting between Manila and Taiwan for work.
Following the planned future expansion of the airline’s network to North America, STARLUX will be able to serve passengers transferring at Taipei.
STARLUX has been continuously adjusting its flight schedule and aircraft delivery plans in response to changing conditions caused by Covid-19.
The airline has opted to open routes to important business destinations rather than popular vacation spots, as a result.
It is currently servicing routes from Taoyuan to Macau, Penang, Bangkok, Osaka, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City.
The airline now operates four Airbus A321neo aircraft, each with 188 seats, including eight in business class and 180 in economy class.
It is introducing in all, 13 new generation A321neo passenger aircraft with four already in place. The airline plans to introduce another eight A330-900s, ten A350-900s and eight A350-1000s.
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