STARLUX Airlines, Taiwan’s luxury carrier, is broadening its US presence by launching a new route between San Francisco and Taipei. This strategic expansion follows the airline’s recent amplification of its Los Angeles-Taipei route, solidifying its footprint in the North American market. Reservations for this coveted route are now available, with flights inaugurating on December 16.
Building on their legacy of connecting global cities, this addition emphasizes STARLUX’s commitment to fostering stronger ties between North America and Asia. Flights between San Francisco (SFO) and Taipei (TPE) will initially be available three times weekly, with plans to transition to a daily service by March of the subsequent year.
STARLUX’s CEO, Glenn Chai, shared the excitement and announced further plans for US destinations are in the works. “With San Francisco’s proximity to Silicon Valley and status as a significant political, economic, and tourism hub, the City by the Bay has established itself as a top travel destination. With one-third of its population of Asian descent, our new route will also cater to these travelers’ needs, whether they are visiting family, vacationing, or traveling for work. STARLUX strives to continue expanding and plans a new Seattle route next year.”
As an added incentive for booking, the airline announced a collaboration with Sony for a premium promotion. First-Class travelers flying from Taipei to San Francisco between December 16th and 31st will be gifted the state-of-the-art Sony WH-1000XM5 wireless headphones.
Offering an Unparalleled ‘Home in the Air’ Experience
STARLUX is synonymous with luxury, and this sentiment permeates through its services. The airline’s trans-Pacific flights have garnered international acclaim, with travelers lauding its state-of-the-art cabins and culinary delights.
The San Francisco-Taipei route will feature the airline’s state-of-the-art Airbus A350. With a distinct four-class configuration, passengers can opt for First Class, Business, Premium Economy, or Economy, each promising an unparalleled travel experience. Emphasizing comfort, the cabins boast of features like individual sliding doors in First and Business classes and spacious seating across all categories.
Booking for this in-demand route is now open. Travel enthusiasts can secure their seats through travel agencies or STARLUX’s website.
As per the initial schedule, departures from both cities are slated for Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
|Flight||Route||Weekly Schedule||Departure Time||Arrival Time|
|JX011||SFO-TPE||Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday||23:40||05:30+2|
|JX012||TPE-SFO||Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday||23:30||18:15|
Inside the STARLUX Airbus A350-900: Luxury Redefined
The STARLUX Airbus A350-900 is a paragon of modern aviation design, ensuring a homely experience that spans every travel class. Built on Comfort, Privacy, Security, Ownership, and Belonging principles, the A350-900 promises an unparalleled journey wherever you’re seated.
A Sneak Peek into the A350-900’s Seating
- First Class: An elite group of 4 seats. The epitome of luxury, the first class is everything about space, privacy, and unmatched detail.
- Business Class: Comprising 26 seats with a seat pitch ranging from 44″ to 45″. The suite is trimmed in dark gray, warm brown, and champagne hues. The design embodies opulence and comfort.
- Premium Economy Class: Hosts 36 seats with a seat pitch of 40″. The cabin’s warmth, expressed in brown and gray tones, ensures a journey nestled in relaxed elegance.
- Economy Class: With 240 seats and a seat pitch varying between 31″ to 32″, this class, the lightest among the cabins, offers a fresh and warm welcome to its passengers.
- Glistening Theme: Building on the legacy of the ‘Pure Tea’ and ‘Sanctuary’ themes from the airline’s A321 and A330, the A350-900 theme, the “Glisten” theme of the A350 embodies a sense of luxury. This new theme becomes particularly enchanting with the addition of First Class.
- Branding Panels: From the moment of boarding, passengers are welcomed by a captivating digital illustration of an ever-blossoming bouquet.
- Mood Lighting: The ambiance inside is a dynamic play of lights designed meticulously to create varying moods, providing passengers with the feeling of ‘home’ throughout their journey.
STARLUX’s Airbus A350-900 isn’t just a means of transport; it’s an experience waiting to be savored. Whether you’re seeking privacy, luxury, or comfort, the A350-900 promises and delivers, setting a new benchmark in airborne opulence.
Inside First Class of STARLUX Airbus A350-900
The First Class experience aboard the STARLUX Airbus A350-900 is designed to redefine luxury air travel. With every design element and meticulously crafted amenity, passengers are guaranteed a journey of sophistication and tranquility.
The Pinnacle of Design
- Sumptuous Surroundings: Dive deep into a cocoon of opulence. The First Class suite boasts quilted soft surfaces, which envelop passengers, ensuring total privacy. The palette adorned with tones of rose gold and black and gray leather punctuated by metallic rose gold details instills an atmosphere of calm, warmth, and plush luxury.
- Attention to Detail: The suite is thoughtfully designed to cater to every whim of discerning travelers. With amenities ranging from a plush vanity to a personal beverage cabinet and wardrobe, STARLUX ensures that every moment in the air mirrors the luxury of a high-end boutique hotel.
Truly Personalized Space
- Private Locker: Convenience at your fingertips. A dedicated locker in front of the seats is tailor-made for first-class passengers, offering ample space for carry-on luggage, coats, and jackets.
- In-Suite Mini Bar: Elevate your flying experience with a personal minibar, ensuring your favorite beverage is always within arm’s reach, making flights as cozy as lounging at home.
Immersive In-Flight Entertainment
- State-of-the-art Display: Dive into global cinema with a 32-inch high-definition personal screen.
- Interactive Control: A touch-sensitive remote control ensures that entertainment is always at your beck and call.
- Noise-cancelling Headphones: With state-of-the-art noise-canceling headphones, immerse yourself in crystal-clear audio.
- Stay Connected: With complimentary onboard Wi-Fi, the world is always just a click away.
Revolutionary Seating Experience
- Zero Gravity Seats: A flight experience that’s out of this world. Inspired by NASA space technology, these seats, when fully reclined, simulate a zero-gravity environment. It’s not just about comfort; it’s a therapeutic experience designed to reduce blood pressure, alleviate fatigue from prolonged flights, and provide an all-over relaxation.
- Air Massager: Ease into your journey with a built-in air massager, offering three intensity levels to soothe and rejuvenate your back.
Exclusivity Beyond the Cabin
First Class passengers are not just pampered in the air but also on the ground:
- First-Class-Exclusive Service Agent
- Taoyuan Airport Chauffeur Service
- Los Angeles PS Private Lounge Service
- Huan Yu VIP Terminal
Airport Privileges Include:
- Dedicated First Class Check-in Counter
- Priority Boarding
- Swift Priority Baggage Claim
- STARLUX VIP Lounge Access
Inside Business Class of STARLUX Airbus A350-900
STARLUX A350 Business Class takes air travel to new heights, transforming every journey into an exquisite symphony of service, comfort, and design.
An Artistic Approach to Design
- Intentional Ambiance: Business Class promises a haven of serenity, whether you’re seeking relaxation after a bustling day or a tranquil setting to discuss business. The suite is adorned with dark gray, warm brown, and exquisite champagne shades. Delicate champagne metallic accents frame the suite, while deep gray hues provide a comforting sanctuary.
- Tactile Luxury: The ingenious blend of technical wool textile, soft leather, and plush suede ensures a tactile experience that exudes warmth and luxury.
- Touch of Home: The suite’s design incorporates residential-style accent lights and rich wood finishes. The result? A feeling of homely warmth imbued with the professionalism every business traveler seeks.
Details that Delight
In Business Class, every detail is a nod to hospitality and warmth. The subtle interplay of light and dark wood finishes makes travelers feel right at home, ensuring that even work on the go feels relaxed.
Elevate Your Entertainment
- Vivid Display: Dive into a world of entertainment with a stunning 24-inch 4K high-definition personal screen.
- Seamless Control: The touch-sensitive remote guarantees a user-friendly experience.
- Unparalleled Sound: Dive deep into your favorite films or shows with state-of-the-art noise-cancelling headphones.
- Stay Connected: The complimentary onboard Wi-Fi ensures you’re never more than a click away from your world.
Mood-Enhancing Cabin Lighting
- Adaptable Illumination: Depending on the cabin’s needs, whether it’s boarding, dining, or resting, the lighting adjusts gracefully.
- Gentle Transitions: The lighting undergoes soft transitions, allowing passengers’ eyes ample time to adjust, ensuring comfort at every stage of the flight.
- Nighttime Tranquility: Night flights prioritize rest. The optimal lighting environment promises rejuvenating sleep, prepping you for the next leg of your adventure.
Bespoke Care for Business Class Travelers
Business Class passengers enjoy a range of exclusive services tailor-made to heighten convenience and comfort:
- Pre-selected Seats
- Mileage Accumulation
- Dedicated Business Class Check-in Counter
- Swift Priority Boarding
- Rapid Priority Baggage Claim
- Exclusive Access to the STARLUX VIP Lounge
Inside Premium Economy Class of STARLUX Airbus A350-900
STARLUX A350 Premium Economy Class offers travelers a journey infused with unmatched quality and a heartwarming ambiance.
Design with a Heart
- Heartfelt Welcome: Every aspect of the Premium Economy Class is meticulously crafted to offer a warm and uplifting environment. The artful blend of warm brown and gentle gray tones calms and comforts, adding a touch of expressive elegance.
- Distinguished Seating: The two-tone seat cover design uniquely emphasizes the spacious backrest. The darker tones for the lower part provide a grounding effect, while the lighter shades in the upper parts elevate the ambiance, encapsulating a journey of quality and warmth.
A Signature Scent
- “Home in The Air”: In collaboration with renowned Taiwanese perfumer P. Seven, STARLUX introduces its exclusive fragrance. This enchanting aroma captures the exhilaration of travel while radiating the warmth of world-class hospitality. Every whiff from the in-flight hand-wash and throughout the cabin ensures that your memories of the journey are wrapped in this comforting scent.
A Dreamlike Comfort
- Repose in the Skies: Our dual-sided pillow offers both firm and soft comfort, ensuring a perfect rest. Add to this a luxurious dual-faced blanket crafted from soft velvet on one side and skin-friendly cotton on the other, making sure your in-flight sleep is nothing short of dreamy.
Elevate Your Leisure
- Engaging Display: Delve into a world of captivating content on a crisp 15.6-inch high-definition personal screen.
- User-friendly Interface: Navigate effortlessly with the touch-sensitive remote control.
- Acoustic Brilliance: Dive deep into your chosen entertainment with state-of-the-art noise-cancelling headphones.
- Connectivity at Its Best: Complimentary onboard Wi-Fi ensures you stay connected to your world without disruptions.
Lighting That Cares
- Dynamic Illumination: Depending on the time and phase of your journey – be it boarding, dining, or snoozing – the cabin lighting adjusts fluidly.
- Subtle Shifts: The gentle lighting transitions prioritize your comfort, giving eyes a gentle acclimatization to changing light intensities.
- Nighttime Bliss: Evening flights focus on providing a conducive environment for a deep slumber, ensuring travelers wake up refreshed and ready for their next adventure.
Inside Economy Class of STARLUX Airbus A350-900
STARLUX A350 Economy Class welcomes travelers on a journey characterized by meticulous service and design that emphasizes comfort.
Embrace the Warmth
The economy class stands out as the lightest among all the cabins. It greets its passengers with a fresh warmth that resonates throughout the flight. The design intricacies aim to elevate the traveler’s experience:
- Refreshing Ambiance: The crisp white seat shells act as a canvas, creating an atmosphere of spaciousness.
- Warmth Meets Calm: This cabin’s palette uses warm browns and calming grays to contrast with the bright seat shells, crafting a serene and welcoming environment.
Seat Aesthetics & Design
The design philosophy behind STARLUX’s Economy Class is clear – prioritize passenger comfort and ensure an ambiance that makes them feel at home, even miles above the ground. STARLUX provides an economy-class experience that rivals many by weaving aesthetics with functionality.
Get ready to embark on a journey that, despite being in the economy class, feels nothing short of premium. Every detail, every hue, and every design element of STARLUX’s A350 Economy Class is there to enhance your travel experience.
About STARLUX Airlines
Since its inception in 2020, STARLUX Airlines has epitomized luxury in the skies. Currently connecting 19 global destinations, the airline prides itself on curating unparalleled travel experiences. Come December 1, travelers can also explore Nagoya, Japan, further extending the airline’s extensive network. Boasting a state-of-the-art fleet consisting of A321neo, A330neo, and A350, STARLUX is at the vanguard of eco-friendly travel, ensuring passengers not only travel in luxury but also with a clear conscience.