Aviation luxury lands at Dodger Stadium for STARLUX Airlines’ “STARLUX Night” debut

Taiwanese baseball legend Hong-Chih Kuo poses with STARLUX Airlines flight attendants at Dodger Stadium's inaugural STARLUX Night. (Photo: Business Wire)

On June 21, Taiwan-based luxury carrier STARLUX Airlines presented the STARLUX Airlines Drone Show night at Dodger Stadium.

The evening’s highlights included the ceremonial first pitch by baseball legend Hong-Chih Kuo, signature cocktails served by STARLUX flight attendants, a STARLUX themed drone show, and the lucky fan giveaway of two pairs of roundtrip airline tickets. A crowd of 50,600 was on hand as the Los Angeles Dodgers competed against the Los Angeles Angels.

Following the three-year extension of STARLUX’s “Proud Partner designation” and its new role as the Dodgers’ “Exclusive Taiwanese Airline,” the partners commemorated their successful collaboration with STARLUX Night.

The Dodgers’ Taiwanese ties date back to 2002, when the iconic team welcomed its first Taiwan-born player. Now, 20+ years later, it welcomed its first Taiwanese airline partner.

STARLUX Night kicked off with a ceremonial first pitch by former Taiwanese Dodger All-Star pitcher Hong-Chih Kuo — the first Taiwanese player to hit a home run in MLB.

Kuo returned to the Dodgers’ pitcher’s mound to deliver a fastball across home plate before an enthusiastic crowd. Additionally, two lucky fans became winners of STARLUX’s roundtrip airline ticket giveaway, including two premium economy tickets and business class tickets, announced after the second and fourth innings, respectively.

STARLUX’s presence also expanded to pre- and post-game festivities off the field. Flight attendants welcomed fans to Centerfield Plaza with alcohol-free versions of STARLUX’s signature in-flight Sci-Fi Cosmos, served at the carrier’s booth featuring free giveaways like flight tags and Dodgers playing cards.

To cap off the evening, a “Friday Night Light” drone show illuminated Dodger Stadium, culminating in a showstopping display of the STARLUX plane and logo.

Glenn Chai, STARLUX CEO said: “Our Dodgers stadium activation embodies STARLUX’s unwavering dedication to Los Angeles, our inaugural US destination, where we’ve proudly been providing non-stop flight service since April 2023 to and from Taiwan.

“We are immensely grateful to our rapidly growing Los Angeles- and US-based passengers who have embraced their first flights with STARLUX, become our loyal customers, and have allowed us to become their go-to carrier for transpacific travel.”

Lorenzo Sciarrino, Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships, Los Angeles Dodgers said: “It was great to celebrate our ongoing partnership with STARLUX at Friday’s Dodger game.

“We have enjoyed a loyal and rewarding relationship with STARLUX and we look forward to creating many more positive memories and interactions in the coming years.”