Starlux Airlines (JX, Taipei Taoyuan) is planning to launch A330-900 operations on June 1, 2022, deploying its first widebody aircraft on international routes across South-East Asia.

The ch-aviation schedules module shows the Taiwanese carrier will initially operate the A330-900s out of Taipei Taoyuan to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (daily from June 1) and Ho Chi Minh City (6x weekly from June 18). It also plans to deploy the type on individual rotations to Manila Ninoy Aquino Int'l, starting on June 1.

Starlux Airlines took delivery of its first A330-900, B-58301 (msn 2003), in mid-February 2022. It has since used it on proving flights, mostly between Taipei and Kaohsiung, as well as to Macau Int'l. The second unit of the type was delivered on May 11, 2022. Both are leased from Air Lease Corporation.

The airline's A330-900s feature 297 seats, including 28 in business class and 269 in economy.

Starlux Airlines plans to take a further six A330-900s, including five from the same lessor. In total, four A330s will deliver in 2022 and the other four in 2023. Its future widebody fleet will also comprise seventeen A350-900s, which are on order directly from Airbus and will begin delivering in the third quarter of 2022. Starlux Airlines plans to deploy the A330s on regional routes, while the A350 will ply mostly long-haul services, including transpacific routes.

The airline operates ten A321-200NXs and has a further three due from GECAS, the ch-aviation fleets advanced module indicates.