TAIPEI, TAIWANTaiwanese carrier STARLUX Airlines will take delivery of its first Airbus A330neo today in Toulouse, France. The aircraft will arrive at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport at 16:15 on February 19th local time.

STARLUX was the first airline in Taiwan to purchase an A321neo, which was flown back to Taiwan personally by K.W. Chang, the company's chairman. STARLUX is now the first airline in Taiwan to take delivery of an A330neo.

The airline intends to lease eight A330neos. The aircraft with registration B-58301 is the first of these and will be put into service after the approval process and required crew training is completed in May. Three more will be added to the fleet this year. The A330neos will gradually fly additional routes to major cities within the Asia-Pacific region including Macau, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Bangkok, and Tokyo.

The STARLUX fleet is now entering the beginning of a full upgrade. Not only has the first A330neo arrived, but the delivery of eighteen A350 XWBs will also start in the third quarter this year. Through the strategic deployment of its A321neos, A330neos, and A350 XWBs to routes of varying distances, STARLUX will be able to extend its network with utmost efficiency and to provide convenient service from Taiwan to more and more destinations.