Okinawa to be first Japanese destination for StarLux

Image taken from StarLux's Facebook page

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwanese startup carrier StarLux Airlines, which began operations in January, said Tuesday that it has received permission from the Japanese government to fly to Okinawa from July 1 at the earliest.

The scenic islands in southern Japan will be the first Japanese destination for the carrier, said StarLux spokesman Nieh Kuo-wei (聶國維), adding that the actual flight inauguration date will depend upon the situation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier this month, the airline said it will resume certain flights to Macau and Malaysia’s Penang in June as the pandemic eases.

StarLux said that as the situation allows, it will provide services between Taoyuan and Macau on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays from June 1.

Starting on June 11, the carrier will operate flights between Taoyuan and Penang on Thursdays.

However, StarLux said its remaining route, between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Da Nang in Vietnam will not be resumed by June 30.