Taipei, Jan. 15 (CNA) Taiwanese startup airline StarLux Airlines Co. Ltd. will start direct flights between Taipei and Cebu, the Philippines on April 6, the airline said Wednesday.
The carrier will offer one flight per day using an Airbus A321neo aircraft, with ticket sales to begin on Jan. 20.
The plan was unveiled after StarLux announced it is scheduled to start commercial services Jan. 23, offering flights to Macau, Danang in Vietnam and Penang in Malaysia.
StarLux said it will focus on Southeast Asian destinations in its initial operations, paving the way for a move into the transit market between the region and North America, which StarLux plans to enter in 2022.
The airline said it picked Cebu as a destination because it is popular with Taiwanese, European and American tourists as well as business travelers.
Cebu is the second largest city in the Philippines. With its rich historical landscapes and natural wonders, travelers have a choice of historical and natural attractions to visit, according to StarLux.