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Alaska Airlines Announces New Partnership With STARLUX
Alaska Airlines has partnered with Taipei-based premium carrier STARLUX, which launched new service today between Taipei and Los Angeles. Alaska’s Mileage Plan members can now earn miles on all STARLUX flights, with redemptions coming soon.
On Wednesday (April 26, 2023), Alaska Airlines announced the launch of a new partnership with STARLUX. The Taipei-based premium airline also launched inaugural service between Taipei and Los Angeles today. With the new partnership, Alaska’s Mileage Plan members can now earn miles on all STARLUX flights, and will soon be able to redeem miles as well. When redemptions become available this summer for STARLUX flights between Los Angeles and Taipei, they will start at 20,000 miles for Economy, 40,000 for Premium Economy, and 60,000 for Business Class (for a limited time). STARLUX operates the new Taipei-Los Angeles route with an Airbus A350-900 featuring First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class cabins.
In Wednesday’s announcement, Alaska Airlines’ SVP – Fleet, Finance and Alliances, Nat Pieper, said,
STARLUX is a premier global airline offering world-class service and amenities. We’re proud to be their first airline partner. Our guests will love flying on STARLUX, connecting the West Coast, Taipei and many more incredible places in Asia. We’re thrilled to offer our loyal Mileage Plan members another exciting way to see the world.”
Also commenting on the new commercial partnership, STARLUX Airlines’ CEO, Glenn Chai, added,
“STARLUX Airlines has marked a successful three-year operation of our Asian routes, revolutionizing the aviation industry with our exceptional service and innovative cabin design that have been highly commended by passengers. In a new milestone, we launched our inaugural flight to Los Angeles today, offering convenient and comfortable long-haul premier services to passengers traveling to the city of angels.
“Alaska Airlines, the fifth largest airline in the United States with a wide network covering over 100 cities across the country, is partnering with STARLUX Airlines to deliver more exquisite and convenient flights for travelers journeying between North America and Asia. The partnership will enable seamless connections for STARLUX Airlines customers traveling to destinations across the U.S., making it easier and more convenient to navigate the country’s extensive domestic air network. With this partnership, we are committed to ensuring that travelers enjoy a hassle-free journey and arrive at their final destinations feeling relaxed and refreshed.”
Inbound customers to Taipei will also enjoy seamless one-stop connectivity to 16 destinations in the STARLUX network across Asia, including Bangkok, Hanoi, Penang, Manila, Singapore, Macau and Sapporo.
Alaska Airlines and their regional partners serve over 120 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Belize. The sustainability-focused carrier emphasizes Next-Level Care for guests, while offering low fares and award-winning service. Alaska has hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and Anchorage. The carrier is a member of the oneworld global alliance, and along with their additional partners, Alaska Airlines’ guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 1,000 global destinations on over 20 airlines. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of the Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK).
Source: Alaska Airlines