Taipei-based Starlux Airlines plans to launch its second service to the US this September.

The carrier has filed an initial thrice-weekly schedule between its Taipei base and San Francisco commencing in the second half of December.

The route will increase to daily from April, based on the latest schedule update, which remains subject to change.

Starlux will fly its Airbus A350-900 aircraft to San Francisco, its second destination in California following Los Angeles.

Starlux has specified a luxurious four-class layout for its A350s, featuring four suites in first class, 26 seats in business class, 36 in premium economy and 240 in economy. The aircraft features the latest in-flight entertainment systems and full connectivity.

Going forward, reports suggest that Seattle could become the carrier’s third destination in North America after San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Separately, Starlux also has filed a preliminary schedule for daily flights to Nagoya, which are currently slated to start on 1 December with Airbus A321 neo aircraft.

Last week, the Taiwanese premium carrier inaugurated its seventh route to Japan, a service between Taipei and Kumamoto, also with the A321 neo.

From 29 October, the route will be upgraded to daily flights, Starlux confirms.

Starlux now serves Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Okinawa, Sapporo, Sendai, and Kumamoto. Flights to Tokyo and Osaka run multiple times a day with A330 neo and A350-900 aircraft.