Taiwanese start-up Starlux Airlines has announced the flight schedules for its first three destinations.

Following the approval of its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) by The Ministry of Transportation and Communications in Taiwan earlier this week, Starlux Airlines received the air route certificates for its inaugural routes from the Civil Aeronautics Administration on Thursday December 12.

The airline targets to launch its inaugural flights on January 23, 2020. It will operate three-times-daily flights to Macau, twice-daily flights to Da Nang in Vietnam, as well as a daily flight to Penang in Malaysia.

Local news website ET Today reported that ticket sales will begin on Monday December 16. Below is the flight schedule:


From To Flight No. Departs Arrives Days
Taipei (TPE) Macau (MFM) JX201 0730 0925 Mon, Tue, Fri
0725 0925 Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun
JX203 1315 1510 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun
1305 1510 Fri
JX205 1850 2040 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun
1845 2040 Sat
Macau (MFM) Taipei (TPE) JX202 1030 1215 Daily
JX204 1610 1755 Daily
JX206 2140 2320 Daily

Taipei-Da Nang

From To Flight No. Departs Arrives Days
Taipei (TPE) Da Nang (DAD) JX701 0740 0935 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
0750 0935 Sun
JX1701 1520 1715 Daily
Da Nang (DAD) Taipei (TPE) JX702 1035 1420 Daily
JX1702 1835 2220 Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
1815 2200 Tue
1825 2210 Thu, Sun


From To Flight No. Departs Arrives Days
Taipei (TPE) Penang (PEN) JX721 0920 1400 Daily
Penang (PEN) Taipei (TPE) JX722 1500 1945 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun
1510 2000 Sat

The airline said the early departure time of all its outbound flights will offer its passengers plenty of time for sightseeing or business after they arrive. Customers flying to Macau or Da Nang can also consider booking a late return flight so that they can make the most use of their time at their destinations.

“It is a must that Starlux Airlines fly daily to regional destinations. Only by offering daily flights can we meet the needs of modern travellers who tend to travel any time they wish, or adjust flexibly to the temporary and often changing schedules of business travellers, bringing maximum convenience for all the passengers,” said Chang Kuo-wei, CEO of Starlux Airlines.

The start-up carrier will use the first three of its ten A321neo aircraft to serve the routes. It already received its first A321neo in late October. The second and the third one are slated for delivery in late December and mid-January next year, respectively.

The remaining A321neos are expected to be delivered to the airline by mid-2021, and will become the main fleet for the airline’s destinations in Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia.