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Wed, 18 July 2018

Starlux Airlines of Taiwan Signs MOU for 17 Airbus A350s

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 Airbus A350-1000. Click to enlarge.

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.

See also: Exclusive HD video interview with Steve Chang, Senior Vice President of China Airlines.

See also: airBaltic Airbus A220-300 HD Video and Podcast Interview with Martin Gauss, CEO.

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