Starlux Airlines of Taiwan has signed a
Memorandum of Understanding for the purchase of 17 aircraft,
comprising 12 A350-1000s and five A350-900s.
The news follows a decision by the airline
earlier this year also to select Airbus for its regional single
aisle fleet, with a plan to finalise leases for 10 A321neo
aircraft from third party lessors by the end of the year.
Starlux Airlines is a new full-service airline
based in Taipei and founded by Taiwanese aviation veteran Chang
Kuo-wei, former Chairman of EVA Air. The carrier will develop a
network spanning destinations across Asia and long haul services
to North America.
The carrier is expected to launch regional operations in
early 2020, followed by long haul services early in 2022.
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