STARLUX Airlines expands North American presence with new San Francisco route

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

Taiwan-based luxury carrier STARLUX Airlines, will expand its North American presence with the addition of a new route between San Francisco and Taipei.

The announcement of the inauguration of its second North American route, connecting San Francisco and Taipei follows the recent increase in frequency on its Los Angeles-Taipei route to a daily service.

Taipei – San Francisco service

Starting from December 16, STARLUX Airlines will commence operations on the San Francisco to Taipei (SFO-TPE) route, initially offering three weekly flights.

The airline plans to ramp up its service to daily flights by the following March. This development aims to provide travelers with more convenient options for their journeys.

Glenn Chai, the CEO of STARLUX Airlines, spoke on the forthcoming expansion, stating, “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.”

STARLUX Airlines Inaugurates Taipei-Clark Route
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“San Francisco’s proximity to Silicon Valley and its status as a significant political, economic, and tourism hub make it an attractive travel destination.”

“Additionally, with one-third of its population of Asian descent, our new route will cater to these travelers’ needs, 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.”

Grand Opening Celebration

To mark the grand opening of the SFO-TPE route, STARLUX Airlines has joined forces with Sony, a leading player in the audiovisual industry.

Starting from December 16th until December 31st, all First-Class passengers traveling from Taipei to San Francisco will receive a complimentary pair of Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless noise-canceling headphones, enhancing their in-flight entertainment experience.

“Home in the Air” Experience

STARLUX Airlines has always been synonymous with luxury, and it continues to uphold this reputation with its exceptional services. The airline places a strong emphasis on maintaining the highest standards in operations, service, safety, and management.

STARLUX’s long-haul routes have consistently received praise and have become a preferred choice for travelers traversing the Pacific Ocean.

For the SFO-TPE route, STARLUX Airlines will operate its next-generation Airbus A350 configured in a premium four-class layout.

This includes four seats in First Class, 26 in Business Class, 36 in Premium Economy, and 240 in Economy Class. The airline’s commitment to providing a “Home in the Air” experience is evident in all four cabin classes.

First Class: Passengers can enjoy individual sliding doors and seats with a Zero G mode, designed to alleviate travel fatigue and ensure a comfortable journey.

Business Class: Business travelers can expect a premium experience with spacious seating and personalized service.

Premium Economy: Travelers in Premium Economy are treated to spacious seats with footrests, allowing them to stretch and relax during their journey.

Economy Class: STARLUX’s Economy Class features 4K high-definition screens and the option to connect personal Bluetooth headphones, making long-haul flights a breeze.

About STARLUX Airlines

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 which are extremely efficient—A321neo, A330neo, and A350—to provide the finest and eco-friendly journeys.

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