Start-up Taiwanese airline StarLux purchases 17 Airbus wide-bodies ahead of first flights
TAIPEI, Taiwan - STARLUX Airlines of Taiwan has signed a firm order with Airbus for 17 widebody aircraft, comprising 12 A350-1000s and five A350-900s. The new airline plans to deploy these aircraft on its long-haul services from Taipei to Europe and North America, as well as selected destinations within the Asia-Pacific region.
“We are very glad to sign the official purchase agreement today for Airbus widebodies.” K.W. Chang, Founder and Chairman of STARLUX Airlines said. “STARLUX is committed to becoming one of the best airlines in the world.”
The A350 XWB offers operational flexibility and efficiency for all market segments up to ultra-long haul (9,700 nm). It features carbon fiber fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines. Together, these latest technologies translate into a 25% reduction in fuel burn and emissions. At the end of February 2019, the A350 XWB Family had received 852 firm orders from 48 customers worldwide.
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