StarLux Airlines to buy 17 Airbus A350XWB planes

Taipei, StarLux Airlines, which was established in May, confirmed Monday plans to buy 17 Airbus A350XWB aircraft.

StarLux Chairman Chang Kuo-wei (???) is attending the Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom and will sign a memorandum of understanding with Airbus on Monday afternoon (Taiwan time), the airline said.

The 17 aircraft will include five A350-900s and 12 A350-1000s, according to the carrier.

Earlier this year StarLux announced that it would lease 10 Airbus A321 narrow-body aircraft and company spokesman Nieh Kuo-wei (???) added Monday that five such deals have been concluded, with the remaining to be finalized by the end of this year.

The airline is currently being reviewed by the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) and is set to start operations in early 2020.

Chang was chairman of EVA Air from 2013-2016, when he was ousted in a battle over control of the company following the death of his father, Evergreen Group founder Chang Jung-fa (???).

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel