Taipei, March 24 2021 — STARLUX Airlines today announced its new destination—Ho Chi Minh City—effective May 13, 2021. Reservations will open on 25 March. After opening routes to Narita, Osaka, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, the airline once again goes against the tide during the pandemic by launching a new route to another major Asian destination—Ho Chi Min City. STARLUX will initially operate three flights per week. The schedule for the newly added route is listed below.
|Taoyuan – Ho Chi Minh City
＊Note: Flight number and schedule may change without prior notice. Please visit www.starlux-airlines.com
for updated information.
Ho Chi Minh City is the largest and most populated city in Vietnam. It is the center of the country’s economic and cultural events and also an important transportation hub. STARLUX chose to open the route due to an expected recovery of business travel and increasing cargo demand. In the future, when the airline expands its network to North America, it will be able to serve the great number of passengers transferring at Taipei to travel between Vietnam and the US.
As regards COVID-related travel rules and regulations, please check for the latest information on customs, immigration and quarantine procedures before departure, and cooperate with all associated instructions.
STARLUX is currently servicing routes from Taoyuan to Macau, Penang, Bangkok, Osaka, Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur with its A321neo fleet. STARLUX’s A321neo has 188 seats, including eight in business class and 180 in economy class. Each seat in business class transforms into an 82-inch fully flat bed. Every seat in economy is equipped with a personal entertainment system.
The cabin interior is designed by BMW Group Designworks, featuring natural and warm colors to evoke a sense of being “Home in the Air.” On flights departing from Taoyuan, the business class meals are specially prepared by the Michelin Taiwanese restaurant “Longtail,” while economy class features a menu created by the renowned Japanese-style grilled meat restaurant “Hutong”. STARLUX prides itself on painstaking detail regarding accommodation and services on all STARLUX flights. In spite of the current challenges facing the airline industry, most services remain available, allowing the airline to continue providing the most enjoyable flights an airline can during this difficult time.
STARLUX has been continuously adjusting its flight schedule and aircraft delivery plan in response to the changing conditions caused by the pandemic. For example, the airline has opted to open routes to important business destinations rather than popular vacation spots. The current fleet plan calls for seven more A321neos and the very first A330-900 to be added to the fleet in the coming year. STARLUX intends to focus on catering to the thriving cargo market and increasing post-pandemic demand for business travel.
[About STARLUX Airlines]
STARLUX Airlines was founded in May 2018. Out of his passion for aviation and determination to cultivate the aviation industry, the founder, K.W Chang, established a luxury boutique airline. In order to exceed passenger expectations, the airline is committed to breaking the rigid traditional model and provide intimate and innovative service.
On January 23, 2020, STARLUX launched its inaugural flights from Taoyuan to three destinations—Macau, Da Nang and Penang. With its hub at Taoyuan International Airport, STARLUX Airlines will initially fly routes in Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia, gradually developing its trans-oceanic routes to North America. STARLUX is introducing all 13 of a new generation of passenger aircraft—A321neo—and four are already in place. It plans to introduce another eight A330-900, ten A350-900s and eight A350-1000s.
STARLUX has received several honors since its establishment. The airline’s uniform collection has been recognized as “Best New Uniform 2019.” The 3D inflight safety video “STARWONDERERS,” which took the team two years to create has won 7 silver awards in The Telly Awards 2020 and bronze award in Busan Ad Stars 2020. The STARLUX inflight meal and wine menu has also received the 2020 Red Dot Award in the category of Brands and Communication Design.