New Taiwanese carrier Starlux Airlines orders 17 A350s

posted on 19th March 2019 by Justin Burns
New Taiwanese carrier Starlux Airlines orders 17 A350s

Starlux Airlines of Taiwan has signed a firm order with Airbus for 17 widebody aircraft comprising of 12 A350-1000s and five A350-900s.

The new airline plans to deploy these aircraft on its premier long-haul services from Taipei to Europe and North America, as well as selected destinations within the Asia-Pacific region.

Starlux Airlines founder and chairman, K.W. Chang said: “We are very glad to sign the official purchase agreement today for Airbus widebodies. The A350’s combination of extra-long range capability, significantly lower operating costs and high passenger comfort were key factors in our decision.

“Starlux is committed to becoming one of the best airlines in the world. We are positive that with the A350 XWB, we will be able to spread our wings to further destinations, bringing our best-in-class services to more people over the world in the near future.”

At the end of February 2019, the A350 XWB Family had received 852 firm orders from 48 customers worldwide, making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever.