Starlux Airlines launches inaugural flight KUL-TPE

KUALA LUMPUR: Starlux Airlines, Taiwan’s newly airline, officially launched its inaugural flight between Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and Taipei (TPE) yesterday following its maiden flight to Penang on January 23, last year.

The premium boutique airline would adjust its flight schedule and choose to open new routes to important business destinations in response to market demand during the pandemic.

The airline strives on catering to the gradual recovering travel market, providing business and student travellers as well as cargo customers safe and reliable service.

Reservation for Starlux Airlines newly added routes can be made online via www.starlux-airlines.com. The flight schedules for KUL-TPE and TPE-KUL routes available on Tuesday and Friday at 16:15 – 21:05 and 10:15 – 15:15, respectively.

Further, Starlux Airlines will continue safety precautions and measures to prevent Covid-19 including full cabin and amenities cleaning and disinfection on every flight, cabin crew wearing disposable waterproof gowns, surgical masks, waterproof gloves and eye protection equipment.

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd welcomed Starlux Airlines as the third airline flying the Taipei-Kuala Lumpur route with twice weekly frequency.

The airport operator said the new airline would enhance the Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s (KLIA) extensive connectivity of over 60 airlines serving more than 120 direct destinations.

“KLIA continues to be diligent in the implementation of various safety measures to boost passenger confidence as air travel slowly returns to normalcy,” MAHB said in a statement yesterday.

Starlux Airlines’ A321neo aircraft has a total of 188 seats including eight in business class and 180 in economy class.

Each seat in business class is equipped with a 15.6-inch 1080p inflight entertainment system screen and can transform into an 82-inch fully flat bed.

Passengers sitting in economy class can stretch out with a generous 31-inches of leg room and enjoy a personal entertainment system featuring a 10.1-inch 720p screen, which is the first on narrow-body aircraft in Taiwan.

The business class meals are specially prepared by the one-star Michelin Taiwanese restaurant – Longtail, while economy class features Taiwan-based meat brand “Hutong Roasted Meat”, roasted meat with rice.

There is also the one and only signature “Home in the air” cabin fragrance.

With its hub at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Starlux Airlines now flies to Macau, Penang, Bangkok, Osaka, Tokyo and KUL.

The airline initially operates routes in Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia and will gradually develop its trans-oceanic routes to North America starting in 2022, growing steadily toward becoming one of the world’s leading airlines.

Source: New Straits Times


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