Starlux Airbus A350F

Starlux announces the Airbus A350F as its new cargo plane

Taiwanese carrier placed a firm order for five A350Fs plus three A330neos at the Singapore Airshow

Airbus has another customer for the A350F, a cargo variant of the widebody that will enter in 2026, Starlux Airlines, from Taiwan.

The carrier placed a firm order for five A350 freighters in addition to three A330neos during the Singapore Airshow 2024.

With the new order, the A350F has already had 55 aircraft sold from 10 customers in addition to an unidentified buyer.

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“With this order, STARLUX will become the first Taiwanese airline to operate the next-generation A350F widebody freighter. In an era of climate change, the A350F has unbeatable efficiency in terms of fuel burn, CO2 emissions, and economics, offering significant energy-saving and carbon reduction benefits,” said STARLUX CEO Glenn Chai.

“We love working with STARLUX Airlines in building and strengthening its fleet,” said Benoît de Saint-Exupéry, Airbus EVP Sales, Commercial Aircraft.

Starlux Airlines A330neo (Airbus)

All-Airbus fleet

Starlux Airlines operates an All-Airbus fleet with 13 A321neo, four A350-900 and four A330-900, most of them leased.

The Taiwanese airline also has a firm order for eight A350-1000s to be delivered and nine A350-900s, of which three are already in service.

The A350F can carry a payload of up to 111 tonnes and can fly up to 4,700 nautical miles (8,700 kilometers) with low emissions, meeting new environmental standards established by ICAO from 2027.

Starlux’s A330-900s will be configured with 297 seats in two classes (28 in business class and 269 in economy).


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