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Luxury Airline Starlux to Begin SF-Taipei Flights

STARLUX Airlines, a Taiwan-based luxury carrier, announced the launch of its second North American destination, with flights between San Francisco and Taipei debuting on December 16. Initially starting with three weekly flights, the SFO-TPE service is expected to ramp to daily next March. Reservations for the new route are now open for booking.



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“With our daily Los Angeles-Taipei service and new San Francisco destination, STARLUX is thrilled to offer our U.S.-based passengers increased convenience traveling from North America to Asia,” said Glenn Chai, CEO of STARLUX Airlines. “With San Francisco’s proximity to Silicon Valley and status as a significant political, economic, and tourism hub, the City by the Bay has established itself as a top travel destination. And with one-third of its population of Asian descent, our new route will cater to these travelers’ needs too, whether they are visiting family, vacationing, or traveling for work. STARLUX strives to continue expanding and is also planning a new Seattle route next year.”

To celebrate the grand opening, STARLUX Airlines has partnered with Sony. From December 16th until December 31st, all First-Class passengers traveling from Taipei to San Francisco will receive a pair of Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless noise-canceling headphones.

Launched in 2020, STARLUX is a luxury airline based in Taipei now serving 19 destinations: Los Angeles, Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Okinawa, Sapporo, Sendai, Macau, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Macau, Da Nang, Hanoi, Manila, Cebu, and Clark. The airlines will launch service to Nagoya, Japan December 1.

The STARLUX fleet consists of three types of new-generation Airbuses — A321neo, A330neo, and A350.