By: Central News Agency
The operational plan for a new airline to be called StarLux includes employing a staff
of 3,500 to run a fleet of 24 planes in the first six years, a close associate of the carrier’s founder told CNA Saturday.
The goal is to start commercial operation by the end of 2019, targeting passengers transiting between Southeast Asia and North America, said Neih Kuo-wei (聶國維).
Neih, a close associate of StarLux founder Chang Kuo-wei (張國煒), said an application will be submitted to the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) by the end of the year to establish the airline company, and the contracts for the purchase or lease of aircraft will be finalized by next year. [FULL STORY]