Alaska Airlines announces partnership with STARLUX

A STARLUX Airlines Airbus A350 in flight
Photo Credit: STARLUX Airlines

As global air travel demand continues to surge, Alaska Airlines is celebrating its newest global airline partner: STARLUX Airlines.

The Taipei-based premium carrier has just launched its inaugural transpacific service between Taipei and Los Angeles. Alaska Airlines becomes STARLUX’s first airline partner.

From Southern California, STARLUX has opened a new international gateway through its main hub in Taipei for connections to 16 destinations across Asia.

These destinations include Bangkok, Thailand; Hanoi, Vietnam; Penang, Malaysia; Manila, Philippines; Singapore; Macau and Sapporo, Japan. 

Los Angeles (LAX) is one of Alaska’s hubs along the West Coast and the new pairing will allow convenient connectivity with STARLUX’s Asian network.

Airline statements

“STARLUX is a premier global airline offering world-class service and amenities. We’re proud to be their first airline partner,” said Nat Pieper, senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances at Alaska Airlines.

“Our guests will love flying on STARLUX, connecting the West Coast, Taipei  and many more incredible places in Asia. We’re thrilled to offer our loyal Mileage Plan members another exciting way to see the world.”

“STARLUX Airlines has marked a successful three-year operation of our Asian routes, revolutionizing the aviation industry with our exceptional service and innovative cabin design that have been highly commended by passengers.”

“In a new milestone, we launched our inaugural flight to Los Angeles today, offering convenient and comfortable long-haul premier services to passengers traveling to the city of angels,” said Glenn Chai, CEO of STARLUX Airlines.

Chai added: “Alaska Airlines, the fifth largest airline in the United States with a wide network covering over 100 cities across the country, is partnering with STARLUX Airlines to deliver more exquisite and convenient flights for travelers journeying between North America and Asia.”

“The partnership will enable seamless connections for STARLUX Airlines customers traveling to destinations across the U.S., making it easier and more convenient to navigate the country’s extensive domestic air network.”

“With this partnership, we are committed to ensuring that travelers enjoy a hassle-free journey and arrive at their final destinations feeling relaxed and refreshed.”


Launched in 2020, STARLUX is a luxury airline based in Taipei. The STARLUX fleet currently consists of three types of new-generation Airbus aircraft that are extremely efficient – A321neo, A330neo and A350.

Transpacific flights with A350

STARLUX operates the new transpacific route with its new-generation Airbus A350-900 aircraft configured in a four-class layout: First, business, premium economy and economy.

Travelers in first and business classes enjoy a private space with a sliding door and seats with full-flat and Zero G mode for full relaxation.

The extra-legroom premium economy section features a 40-inch Recaro seat with a leg rest and footrest bar. Economy class seats are equipped with leather headrests and a wide seat pitch. 

Inflight service on STARLUX includes Taiwanese signature dishes and amenities prepared for passengers in all classes.

STARLUX will be offering first and business guests a selection of the best top chef’s creations and local Taiwanese delicacies.

The popular STARLUX signature dish yakiniku donburi is served on board. And to bring greater individuality to their air travel experience, all passengers can pre-order meals online so they can enjoy the meal they want.

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