Starlux Airlines (JX, Taipei Taoyuan) may postpone plans for its Los Angeles Int'l service until 2023 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reports Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA). Starlux spokesman Nieh Kuo-Wei said plans to start flying the route in June 2022 were first pushed back to the end of...
Starlux spokesman Nieh Kuo-Wei said plans to start flying the route in June 2022 were first pushed back to the end of 2022, but now possibly to 2023. “With the pandemic still persisting, the launch of flights on the American route may be postponed further until 2023," he said. Starlux is authorised to operate scheduled and charter flights ferrying passengers, property, and mail between the two countries, as previously reported.
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted Starlux a foreign air carrier permit effective from April 26, 2021, while Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation in November 2020 granted Starlux permission to operate A350-900 flights between Taipei Taoyuan and 15 destinations in the US.