STARLUX Airlines, a luxury carrier based in Taiwan, starts offering nonstop flights from San Francisco to Taipei on December 16, thereby expanding its network in the United States.
The airline’s second U.S. gateway, after Los Angeles, is this strategically placed new route, which provides direct access to Taipei and seamless connectivity to 20 Asian destinations for American travellers. Before the departure at 11:40 p.m., STARLUX celebrated this milestone with a pre-flight ceremony and inaugural celebration.
With plans to launch new long-haul intercontinental routes spanning North America, Europe, and Oceania, this milestone not only demonstrates STARLUX’s dedication to growing its U.S. network but also lays the foundation for its future growth trajectory of expansion.
Three times a week, STARLUX now operates a next-generation A350 between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 11:40 p.m., Flight JX011 will depart San Francisco and arrive in Taipei at 5:30 a.m. the following two days. On the same days, flight JX012 will take off from Taipei at 11:20 p.m. and land in San Francisco at 6:15 p.m. On March 20, 2024, the airline will increase to daily flights.
The Airbus 350s operated by STARLUX are divided into four cabin categories: First Class (four seats), Business Class (26 seats), Premium Economy (36 seats), and Economy (240 seats). The new flights provide exquisite dining, including Taiwanese signature dishes, and amenities for all-class passengers to enjoy an at-home experience in the air.