Luxury airline STARLUX to debut San Francisco-Taipei service

A STARLUX Airlines Airbus A350 in flight
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On the evening of Saturday, December 16, premium carrier STARLUX Airlines inaugurates its Transpacific San Francisco to Taipei route.

With the maiden flight set to depart at 11:40PM local time, the momentous occasion will be marked with a celebration and pre-flight ceremony at San Francisco International Airport, commencing from 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm.

STARLUX Airlines: Luxury Redefined

Founded on the profound belief that luxury should be inclusive, STARLUX Airlines is poised to elevate the travel experience for all.

The airline, already a presence in Los Angeles, moves to new heights with the launch of its second US gateway destination, San Francisco.

STARLUX’s commitment to a lavish journey is mirrored in its fleet, featuring the state-of-the-art A350 Neos.

These next-generation aircraft promise an unparalleled fusion of comfort and cutting-edge technology. The San Francisco to Taipei route will initially operate thrice weekly, with plans to transition to a daily service come March.


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Inaugural Flight Highlights

International Terminal of SFO will host the inaugural celebration, with proceedings commencing at 9:00PM.

The departure gate will host a pre-flight ceremony, boasting speeches by luminaries connected to STARLUX and the city of San Francisco.

Distinguished Speakers

The event will see comments from key figures, including STARLUX Airlines’ CEO Glenn Chai, TECO’s Deputy General Director John Chu, San Francisco Mayor’s Office Director Mark Chandler, SFO Chief Operating Officer Jeff Littlefield, and Alaska Airlines’ Regional Vice President Neil Twaites.

The program will include traditional elements like a ribbon-cutting ceremony, symbolizing a seamless beginning, and a cake-cutting ceremony.

Attendees will be provided with refreshments, entertainment, and receive special gifts, making this celebration an immersive experience.


For those eager to witness this aviation evening, head to SFO International Airport’s International Terminal (780 McDonnell Rd, SF, CA). Parking is available in International Terminal Garage A, with validations for confirmed invited guests.

About STARLUX Airlines

STARLUX is a luxury airline based in Taipei now serving 22 destinations: Los Angeles, Taipei, Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Okinawa, Sapporo, Nagoya, Kumamoto, Sendai, Macau, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Macau, Da Nang, Hanoi, Manila, Cebu, and Clark.

STARLUX is dedicated to providing exquisite services and utmost comfort for each passenger to enjoy an unforgettable journey.

After the SFO-Taipei route launches, STARLUX will be able to serve passengers traveling between Asia and North America with two U.S. routes with an easy transfer in Taipei.

The STARLUX fleet consists of three types of new-generation Airbuses which are extremely efficient—A321neo, A330neo, and A350—to provide the finest and eco-friendly journeys.

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