Starlux places firm order for Airbus A350 aircraft
The order is made up of 12 of the larger A350-1000s and five of the smallest member, the A350-900, all of which are exclusively powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines.
K.W. Chang, Founder and Chairman of the new airline, reflected on the order in the following statement:
“We are very glad to sign the official purchase agreement today for Airbus widebodies. The A350s combination of extra-long range capability, significantly lower operating costs and high passenger comfort were key factors in our decision.”
“Starlux is committed to becoming one of the best airlines in the world. We are positive that with the A350 XWB, we will be able to spread our wings to further destinations, bringing our best-in-class services to more people over the world in the near future.”
Being 45 tonnes lighter than its competitor, the Airbus A350 will allow Starlux to operate flights to the US East Coast non-stop. From Taipei, the airline is set to launch flights to Europe and North America as well as certain destinations through the Asia-Pacific.
At the end of February of 2019, the Airbus A350 has gathered 852 firm orders from 48 customers worldwide, making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft in the world.