Back to list

Japan's StarFlyer launches two new routes to Taiwan

2018/10/28 18:59:56

Taipei, Oct. 28 (CNA) Japanese airline StarFlyer launched two new international routes between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Japan's Kitakyshu and Nagoya in a ceremony at the airport Sunday.

StarFlyer, which operates only six domestic scheduled flights in Japan, introduced the new services to capitalize on business opportunities from the booming travel and tourism market in the two countries, said Kenji Ishiyama, head of the carrier's Taipei branch.

The airline's Airbus A320-200 aircraft will offer one daily round-trip on each of the two routes, Ishiyama said.

StarFlyer has reduced the number of seats on its Airbus A320-200 fleet from 180 to 150 to enhance passenger comfort by offering a larger seat pitch, according to Ishiyama, who added that each seat has a black leather chair, touch screen and charging sockets.

(By Wu Jui-chi and Evelyn Kao)