Taipei-StarLux Airlines Co. Ltd., a newly established Taiwan-based international carrier, will soon begin selling tickets once it receives a permit of operations from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, the airline said Tuesday.
The ministry on Tuesday approved the carrier's application to operate and will issue an Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) to the company through the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA), the carrier said.
StarLux is planning to start commercial services Jan. 23, offering flights to Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia using the Airbus A321neo aircraft, according to the company.
On launch day, it is scheduled to begin services to Macau, Danang in Vietnam and Penang in Malaysia, the company said.
StarLux said it has leased 10 A321neos, one of which arrived in Taiwan in October, with a second scheduled to arrive later in December and a third to be delivered in January.
The remaining seven aircraft will be delivered by 2022, according to the company.
StarLux also ordered 17 wide-body A350 aircraft earlier this year, which are scheduled to be delivered between late 2021 and 2024.
With the arrival of the A350s, the airline's network will be extended to North American destinations in 2022, according to the carrier.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel