Taiwan’s Starlux Airlines Has Applied To Begin Passenger Flights To Miami Using An A350-1000

Miami’s first ever scheduled passenger flights to Asia could be launched by a new airline in Taiwan called Starlux.

Starlux is a well-funded startup that calls itself a detail oriented luxury airline. It operated its first flight in January.

The airline recently applied to Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration to begin Miami service, according to a tweet.

The Miami route will be operated by an Airbus A350-1000.

The company has 17 A350s on order, including nine A350-900s and eight A350-1000s. Delivery will begin in the fourth quarter of 2021. The planes will have a first class cabin.

The company also has A330-900neos and A321neos on order.

The airline’s first flights to the U.S. will be operated to the west coast, beginning in the second quarter of 2022.

Miami does already have multiple cargo flights to points throughout Asia. There are also passenger flights to Doha on Qatar Airways, and Tel Aviv on El AL.

 

 

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Anonymous
7 months ago

I’ve flown a few dozen times from south florida to Taiwan. Currently it takes over 24 hours to get there. You can go through JFK, SFO, LAX or Houston. Getting back is a mess because you have to take a red eye from California or stay overnight in New York. Having a direct flight would allow for a lot more asian tourists in Miami.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Great news for Miami.
I wish it were a beautiful built USA Boeing Dreamliner and not a European airbus. Notwithstanding, this is excellent news for Miami.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Best county in asia

Anonymous
7 months ago

“county?”

Anonymous
7 months ago

Ye

Anonymous
7 months ago

Tokyo please!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Great news. Hopefully, there will be other Asia based carriers providing direct Miami flights.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Nice! How much will the tickets be??

Anonymous
7 months ago

If the first flight to the US won’t happen till 2022, MIA flights would be 2023 and this is news now?
I mean, I’m excited for a non-stop connection but I’m not fluttering my feathers just yet

POLO
7 months ago

Yes, it’s good news. With the covid crisis going on now, it won’t be a good time to start service. If this route is started in 2023, it will have a better chance of been sucessful.

POLO
7 months ago

Will it be nonstop to Taipe?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Great news for Miami. Hopefully the start of many more direct flights to the Far East! We need it.