LONDON – Taiwan-based carrier STARLUX has recently taken delivery of their first Airbus A350-900, marking another milestone in the airline’s fleet.
The first delivered A350 is just one of 18 Airbus A350-900’s the carrier will be taking delivery of.
The pretty fresh airline STARLUX currently operates with an all-Airbus fleet consisting of Airbus A321neos and Airbus A330-900neos.
However, Its latest planned fleet addition was recently handed over to the carrier, as STARLUX took delivery of the first of eighteen Airbus A350-900 widebody-aircraft from the Airbus delivery center in Toulouse, France.
With the delivery of the brand new A350-900, STARLUX became the latest operator of the world’s newest widebody aircraft.
The brand new Airbus A350 aircraft is the second widebody aircraft type that STARLUX adds to their fleet, besides their Airbus A330-900neo aircraft, which was delivered in February of this year.
The A350’s configuration features a specified four-class layout with a luxurious twist, in which the cabin features four First Class suites, 26 Business Class seats, 36 Premium Economy seats, and 240 Economy seats.
The interior of the aircraft also features Airbus’ Airspace cabin, showing off the latest developments within cabin configuration, giving the benefits of extra space and more comfort in every class.
On top of this, the A350 cabin is also the quietest cabin of every airliner flying to this day, and each seat features the latest technology in in-flight entertainment and connectivity.
On the delivery, STARLUX’s Chief Executive Officer, Glenn Chai, said:-
“This delivery is a milestone for STARLUX Airlines.”
“The A350-900 is our first large widebody aircraft, which will allow STARLUX to open markets for longer routes, and this also marks the next step for our partnership with Airbus, as there will be 17 more A350 deliveries in the future.”
“With the addition of the A350-900, the STARLUX fleet now can cover short, mid, and long-range flights, providing service to passengers outside of Asia”
Head of Airbus International & Chief Commercial Officer at Airbus, Christian Scherer, also commented on the delivery, saying:-
“With an all-new generation, all-Airbus fleet, STARLUX is introducing new levels of comfort and efficiency to the long-haul premium market.”
“Passengers will enjoy a seamless travel experience featured by Airbus’ appealing Airspace cabin design.”
“Flying together, the A350, A330neo, and A321neo perfectly play out all the advantages of Airbus’ unique fleet commonality, driving operational cost down while providing all flexibility to match capacity with demand.”
STARLUX’s A350 schedules
With the A350 being freshly delivered and the latest fleet addition, with more to come, STARLUX’s Airbus A350 fleet can be seen operating within the Asia-Pacific regions, to begin with, before they move over to trans-pacific long-haul flights.
Also, by operating flights with the aircraft type, STARLUX will see the benefits of the highest levels in operational efficiency, given the A350-900’s reduced fuel consumption and carbon emissions, which are estimated to be a 25% reduction compared to older generation aircraft in the same size category.
With STARLUX still being a pretty fresh airline after commercial operations started in 2020, the addition of the Airbus A350 aircraft will definitely set its mark in the carrier’s books, given that the airline now hosts two widebody aircraft types in its fleet.
Though STARLUX is yet to share official images of their A350 cabin, other than the sketches and illustrations showcased previously, passengers of the airline and the aircraft type look to be traveling in style, as the airline focuses on modern and luxurious cabin designs.