STARLUX Airlines Inaugurates Taipei-Clark Route, Connecting North American Travelers to Third Philippines Destination via Taipei Hub

Clark – gateway to northern Philippines – follows Manila, Cebu, and other popular Asia Pacific cities to become the luxury carrier’s 18th destination

TAIPEI, Taiwan & LOS ANGELES--()--Taiwan-based luxury carrier STARLUX Airlines celebrated a significant milestone today with the inauguration of its daily service between Taipei and Clark, the airline’s third destination in the Philippines. Now North American travelers can easily fly from Los Angeles to Clark – the gateway to northern Philippines and island tourist destinations – via Taipei. STARLUX currently serves the Philippines with flights to both Manila and Cebu.

The inaugural flight, JX790, took off from Clark International Airport at 10:45 am local time. The flight was preceded by an opening ceremony that included a ribbon cutting, cake cutting and cultural dance performance. Participating officials and executives included:

  • Mr. Glenn Chai, STARLUX CEO.
  • Mr. Bingcang, President & CEO of Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA).
  • Mr. Daenos, Regional Director of Department of Tourism (DOT).
  • Ms. Devanadera, resident of Clark Development Corporation (CDC).
  • Mr. Manankil, President of Luzon International Premier Airport Development (LIPAD).
  • Mr. Chow, Officer Representative of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Philippines (TECO).

“Today marks a significant milestone as we expand our service from Clark to Taipei, a route we expect will increase our competitiveness in the North American market by significantly reducing travel time for passengers heading to the northern Philippines for family, leisure, or business,” said STARLUX CEO Glenn Chai. “Clark has tremendous business and tourism potential. Formerly the largest U.S. military base in Asia, Clark offers a mix of fascinating history, a fast-growing economic center, breathtaking natural landscapes, and vibrant cultural experiences that will leave a lasting impression on every traveler who visits.”

In addition to offering greater convenience, STARLUX’s premium in-flight service will attract more business travelers seeking luxury and comfort. In 2022, the United States was the biggest market of international tourists traveling to the Philippines (source Statisica). Today, there are more than four million Filipinos in the U.S., its third largest Asian group (source U.S. Census). Many Filipino Americans maintain strong familial and business ties to the Philippines and travel often to maintain these ties.

New Taipei to Clark Route

STARLUX is serving the route with its next-generation Airbus A321neo aircraft configured in a two-class layout, with eight seats in Business Class and 180 in Economy Class. The schedule for the new flights to Clark is shown below:

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*Note: Flight number and schedule may change without prior notice. Please visit for updated information.

About STARLUX Airlines

Launched in 2020, STARLUX is a luxury airline based in Taipei. It currently flies to 18 destinations, including Los Angeles, Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Okinawa, Sapporo, Sendai, Macau, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hanoi, Manila, and Cebu. Additionally, by end of this year, San Francisco will become the carrier’s second U.S. destination. STARLUX serves passengers traveling from North America to Asia with an easy transfer in Taipei. The fleet also continues to grow, with a current count of 20 aircraft, including 13 A321neos, four A330neos, and three A350s with the fourth A350 to be delivered by year’s end. STARLUX’s Los Angeles office is at 2101 E El Segundo BLVD., Ste. 303, El Segundo, CA 90245. Hotline: +1-833-971-0012. Visit


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