Starlux Airlines is Airbus’ latest A330neo customer
Despite plummeting travel demand and Starlux Airlines temporarily suspending operations earlier this year, the airline has just confirmed an order for 8 Airbus A330neos that will be leased from Air Lease Corporation.
At the moment, details and timeframes are unclear, but according to Taiwan’s Apple Daily, Starlux will take delivery of its first A330-900neo in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Additionally, while it hasn’t been confirmed yet, Starlux is set to order three more A321neos and one more A350-900.
By 2024, Starlux expects to take delivery of all aircraft currently on order (including the unconfirmed additions), so their fleet will consist of the following:
- 13 A321neos (3 in fleet, fourth by October)
- 8 A330-900neos
- 10 A350-900s
- 8 A350-1000s
Apple Daily: https://tw.appledaily.com/life/20200910/NRFVF4KKIJGR5AE2YX36R4XHOA/?fbclid=IwAR0LgUZQE9pSbPMCGDN0rGPRirHl8ifjAXRZTSlX2GnoOjEyQag58GdXU6g
Airbus’ confirmation: https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/1304661776840171520
Congrats to Airbus and Starlux on this order. Starlux just began flying in January 2020 and they already have ambitious plans with 26 widebody aircraft on order. Hopefully this goes well for them.