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StarLux Airlines Receives Initial Route Approvals, Moves One Step Closer to Launch

Following years of preparation, StarLux Airlines, a brand new Taipei-based airline was granted permission to operate service to Japan and Thailand. Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) has approved 13 new routes, including to the Japanese destinations of Okinawa, Osaka, Fukuoka, Sendai, Sapporo, Hakodate, Nagoya and Tokyo. The airline will operate the flights from Taipei to Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket in Thailand. Meanwhile, the CAA is reviewing the application for the services to Vietnam. Japan and Thailand are the favorite…

Thailand’s Kom Airlines Signs Intent to Acquire Six Sukhoi Superjets

Thai start-up carrier, Kom Airlines, signed a letter of intent Thursday to acquire six Superjet 100 jets (SSJ100s) from Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company as part of a Russia-Thailand economy panel. According to the agreement, Sukhoi will deliver the aircraft during the 2019-2020 period once the agreement is turned…