Starlux Airlines finalizes an order for 17 A350 XWB

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Taipei - The Taiwanese startup StarLux Airlines finalizes a firm order for seventeen Airbus A350 XWB. The contract will be signed on March 19 in Taipei.

StarLux Airlines signed a memorandum of understanding for seventeen A350 XWB at the Farnborough International Airshow last year. Now the company confirms the order.

The deal includes five Airbus A350-900 for up to 300 passengers and twelve A350-1000 for up to 340 passengers. The new planes of the Taiwanese carrier will be delivered between 2021 and 2024.

StarLux Airlines was founded in 2016 and expected to begin operations by the end of this year or early 2020. StarLux Airlines plans to launch as a full-service operator and will compete with other major operators of the country, EVA Air and China Airlines.

Taiwanese operator plans to deploy its Airbus A350s on long-haul routes, particularly to North America

In addition to the A350s, StarLux will take the delivery of 10 A321neo over time. The first A321neo will join the airline's fleet in October this year.