Taiwan CAA warns airlines to stay on course during 'pleasure flights'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a StarLux Airlines “pleasure flight” reportedly planned to veer off course to give passengers a closer look at the Diaoyutai Islands, the Civil Aeronauti...

Taiwan airlines riding wave of pleasure flight popularity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Buoyed by the success of the pandemic-era pleasure flight programs, which saw tickets quickly sell out, Taiwan’s major airlines are riding the wave by launching more...

Taiwan’s StarLux rolls out freight container-shaped gift sets for Moon Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The limited-edition biscuit sets launched by Taiwan’s startup carrier StarLux Airlines have been flying off the shelves for their peculiar design—which resembl...

Chairman of Taiwan's Starlux Airlines takes employees, fans on pleasure flight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starlux Airlines Chairman Chang Kuo-wei (張國煒) on Sunday took the company’s employees and fans for a four-hour pleasure flight to Taiwan’s northern and southern...

StarLux launches air travel tour to Taiwan's Dongsha Islands

Taipei-based StarLux Airlines Co. on Friday launched a "pretend tour abroad" to the Taiwan-controlled Dongsha Islands (東沙群島, Pratas Islands) in the northern part of the South China Sea. T...

Pleasure flight launched by Taiwan’s StarLux flies off the shelves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tickets for the limited-edition pleasure flight launched by Taiwan’s start-up StarLux Airlines sold out as soon as they went on sale at 10 a.m. on Tuesday (Aug. 4). ...

Pleasure flights launched by Taiwanese airlines sell out instantly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EVA Air and China Airlines have rolled out pleasure flights scheduled for Aug. 8, Father's Day, with both offerings enjoying instant sellouts. As a result of the co...

Taiwan minister vetoes domestic StarLux flights from main international airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Facing the impact of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on global travel, StarLux Airlines wants to launch domestic charter flights, but Transportation Minister Lin...

CAA rejects call from StarLux chief to ban A330 from Taipei Songshan Airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) on Saturday (July 4) rejected a demand by StarLux Airlines Chairman Chang Kuo-wei (張國煒) to ban the Airbus A330 from Taipei Songs...

Taiwan’s StarLux Airlines to double flights to Penang in July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic showed signs of slowing down in Asia, StarLux Airlines announced it would double the frequency of its flights to Penang in Mal...

Taiwan’s Starlux Airlines may launch Okinawa flights as early as July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Starlux Airlines said on Tuesday (May 26) that it has obtained approval from Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to ope...

Taiwan’s StarLux Airlines to recruit pilots amid coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s StarLux Airlines announced on Wednesday (May 20) plans to recruit new pilots amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is taking a toll on the global av...

Taiwan’s StarLux Airlines to resume flights to Macau and Penang in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s youngest airline, StarLux Airlines, which started operating as the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged, will resume its flights to Macau on June 1 and to M...

Taiwan rolls out bailout plan for airline industry amid coronavirus crisis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government of Taiwan is expected to flesh out a bailout plan by the end of the week to help the aviation industry weather the coronavirus outbreak. Chunghwa Post Co...

Founder of Taiwan's StarLux Airlines wins bitter inheritance battle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A court in Taiwan has ruled StarLux Airlines founder Chang Kuo-wei (張國煒) is entitled to around NT$14 billion (US$464 million) after a bitter family inheritance battle invo...