Starlux Airlines expands fleet with Airbus A350Fs, A330neos


Taiwan’s STARLUX Airlines has placed a firm order for five all-new A350F freighters and three more A330neo widebody aircraft.

The agreement was signed at the Singapore Airshow by KW Chang, Chairman of Starlux Airlines, and Christian Scherer, CEO of the Commercial Aircraft business of Airbus.

Starlux CEO Glenn Chai stated:

STARLUX Airlines has continuously nurtured the cargo market since its inception, capitalising on the strategic advantages offered by Taiwan’s geographical location.

With this order, Starlux will become the first Taiwanese airline to operate the next-generation A350F widebody freighter.

The A350F is noted for its efficiency in terms of fuel burn, CO₂ emissions, and economics, offering significant energy-saving and carbon reduction benefits. It aligns with Starlux’s ESG plan to achieve zero emissions by 2050.

The three new A330neos will strengthen Starlux’s fleet advantage and provide greater flexibility for passenger operations.

Benoît de Saint-Exupéry, Airbus EVP Sales, Commercial Aircraft, expressed enthusiasm about working with Starlux Airlines in building and strengthening its fleet.

We love working with STARLUX Airlines in building and strengthening its fleet. Operating both the latest generation Airbus single aisle and widebody aircraft brings the airline enormous benefits.

The A350F will be operated by Starlux Cargo on some of the world’s busiest cargo routes. The aircraft, Airbus boasts, can carry a payload of up to 111 tons and can fly up to 4,700 nautical miles (8,700 kilometers) at significantly lower cost than any other freighter available today.

According to the European planemaker, the A350F is also the only freighter aircraft that will fully meet ICAO’s enhanced CO₂ emissions standards, coming into effect in 2027.

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