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STARLUX Airlines’ Safety Onboard Video, Star Wonderers Characters Explained

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STARLUX Airlines launched the “Star Wonderers” safety onboard video on 15th November last month. 

StarWonderers | STARLUX Airlines

The safety video created a Star Wonderers universe with realistic 3D animation. In addition to the virtual interstellar terminals and starships, and created interstellar travellers from different planets:


Star Wonderer E-boy, 蛋宝
Star Wonderer E-boy, 蛋宝

E-Boy, egg treasure, the most adorable technology iron egg in the universe;


Star Wonderer Katie, 凯蒂
Star Wonderer Katie, 凯蒂

Katie, Star Attendant Katie, provide super star service and embracingly the star dreamer;


Star Wonderer Mr.MONO, 单眼爸
Star Wonderer Mr.MONO, 单眼爸

Mr. Mono (single-eyed dad), a discerning investor dad;


Star Wonderer Mrs.MONO, 单眼妈
Star Wonderer Mrs.MONO, 单眼妈

Mrs. Mono (Single Eyed Mom), always looking at the mother of the family;


Star Wonderer MOLLY, 单眼妹
Star Wonderer MOLLY, 单眼妹

Molly (single-eyed girl), a big-eyed doll who is busy observing the world;


Star Wonderer Eason, 背包客
Star Wonderer Eason, 背包客

Eason(Backpacker), looks simple and knowledgeable;


Star Wonderers dj. RAGA & MIGO, 雷鬼咖与肠客
Star Wonderers dj. RAGA & MIGO, 雷鬼咖与肠客

DJ. Raga & Migo, professional players who fly everywhere to play music, life is rhythm, and ‘wave’ feels alive;


Star Wonderer Volcano, 火山哥
Star Wonderer Volcano, 火山哥

Volcano, looks rough and thinks like a little boy;


Star Wonderer Miranda, 冰山美人
Star Wonderer Miranda, 冰山美人

Miranda, the beauty of the iceberg, calm as ice, beautiful and moving;


Star Wonderer C.C.SuSu, 嘻嘻叔叔
Star Wonderer C.C.SuSu, 嘻嘻叔叔

C.C.SuSu (Uncle Hee Hee), the richest entrepreneurial tycoon in the universe;


Star Wonderer George, 乔
Star Wonderer George, 乔

George (Joe), a business VIP who works on various planets.


In a novel and interesting way, the safety video let passengers pass through the simulated aircraft “Explorer” to familiar themselves with all safety matters on board.

The “Star Wonderers” on-board safety video, a total length of 4 minutes and 40 seconds, was created by the Great Jubilee(大禧堂) Advertising Company, and co-produced by the country’s premier animation company “Dream Animation”(梦想动画). From preparation, character design, motion simulation, After nearly two years of recording and soundtracking, the team involved in the production is huge, with staff spanning more than a hundred people from including Taiwan, Japan, and Hong Kong.

In consideration of future flight waypoint requirements, the “Star Wonderers” on-board safety video has been produced in Chinese – English, Chinese – Japanese, and the sign language version will be placed in the in-flight entertainment system, which is convenient for those who need it. Passengers can click and watch at any time.


STARLUX JAN 2020 Launch Poster
STARLUX Airlines Januarary 2020 Launch Poster

Following the official approval of the Civil Aviation Administration of the Ministry of Communications by the Civil Aviation Bureau of the Ministry of Communications on 11th December this month, STARLUX Airlines obtained the route certificate of the first three routes with inaugural flight from January 23, 2020. STARLUX Airlines flies to Macau(thrice daily), Da Nang(twice daily) and Penang(daily) every day giving business and tourists a flexible round-trip time. Various preparatory work are in full swing, simultaneously, STARLUX Airlines has publicly invited future passengers to personally provide membership programs and card-level names for the airline’s frequent flyer member program.

STARLUX is a newly formed airline based in Taipei, Taiwan, the airline previously signed orders for 17 Airbus A350XWB and is planning to operate 10 Airbus A321neo-s all leased from GE Capital Aviation Services.

STARLUX Airlines A321neo Seat Map
STARLUX Airlines A321neo Seat Map

STARLUX Airlines’ fleet of A321neo-s is equipped with a total of 188 seats in two classes, 8 in business class and 180 in economy class. The cabin is designed by the Designworks design team from the BMW Group. The main concept of the cabin design is called “Pure Tea”, focusing on creating a warm and elegant atmosphere in the cold cabin space. The calm colour of the business class shows a sense of honour, the bright and earthy colours of the economy class create a sense of spaciousness, the carpet pattern is like a starry sky, the curtains use warm and quiet colours, the texture is hidden in the details with soft natural colour runs throughout the cabin.

STARLUX Airlines A321neo
STARLUX Airlines A321neo

Ticket Conditions:

Free Wi-Fi:

  • Business class passengers can enjoy unlimited internet access, while economy class passengers can use unlimited text message WiFi;

Checked baggage:

  • 45 kg of free checked baggage for business class and 20-35 kg for economy class air tickets;

Carry-on baggage:

  • 14 kg for business class (with 2 pieces, 10 kg per item), 7 kg for economy class.

Albert K. Field Albert is my name, and travel the world is my game. I began my passion for travel at a very young age, I started this website as a strong means to further explore the world of frequent flyers programs (FFP). The relationship between customers and service providers in the aviation and hospitality industry always seems to be in opposition, however, since the introduction of United Airlines’ Frequent Flyers Programm since 1972*. This has significantly eased the middle spectrum between 2 parties. While the aim of airlines is still to generate more revenue; but for us,as consumers, are also given the opportunity to participate in the bargaining and exploiting from service providers. Living in a world of globalization where big data becomes vital for simulating successful economical activities, most of us will have to travel to other locations whether willingly or unwillingly, while you hearing all this fascinating stories about others, In fact, you too, can blend into the trend. It may not sound like how media illustrates, but indeed there are possibilities for us to have more spontaneous travel without getting held back by financial situation. My website consists of reviews of airline premium cabin products,airport lounges and stay reports of 5-star hotels and their executive lounges across the globe. In addition to all of that, I care the most about their frequent flyers program and loyalty program, which also includes banking partners. Plus, I spontaneously put up reviews and news update regarding premium water brands and restaurants. The purpose of this website is to share all of this information with my audience as well as inviting you to be part of my journey.

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Air France Continues Fleet Renewal Plan With 60 A220-300s & 38 A350-900s On Order

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A220-300 Air France

The Air France–KLM Group yesterday(17 December) has firmed up an order for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft as its continuous plan to modernise its single-aisle fleet. The aircraft are intended to be operated by Air France and the airline is scheduled to take delivery of its first A220 in September 2021. On December 11 Air France-KLM also approved an order for 10 additional Airbus A350-900s, summing Air France’s order to 38. As part of a long-haul fleet simplification strategy to replace the early retired A380s, these airplanes’ arrival will also allow the company to accelerate the departure of its Airbus A340s during the first quarter of 2021.


“We are glad to see that Air France is endorsing the A220 as a great step towards fleet optimisation for large network carriers. The largest Airbus A220 order from a European carrier to date speaks volumes on Air France’s ambitious sustainability drive. The modern and fuel efficient Airbus A220 will contribute to lower fuel burn and CO2 emissions significantly compared to older generation aircraft, We thank Air France for the confidence placed in Airbus and for its investment in our latest technology aircraft.” 

Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer

Air France’s Current Long-haul Fleet Consists Of 107 Aircraft:

  • 15 Airbus A330s,
  • 4 Airbus A340s,
  • 2 Airbus A350s,
  • 9 Airbus A380s,
  • 68 Boeing 777s, 
  • 9 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

Air France’s Future Long-haul Fleet Plans Only 4 Families:

  • Airbus A330s,
  • Airbus A350s,
  • Boeing 787s,
  • Boeing 777s.

Air Canada A220-300 Takes Off
Air Canada A220-300 Takes Off

The A220, formerly Bombardier CS300, is the only aircraft purpose-built for the 100-150 seat market; it delivers significant fuel efficiency and wide body passenger comfort in a single-aisle aircraft. The A220 brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney’s latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines to offer 20% less fuel burn per seat compared to previous generation aircraft. The A220 offers the performance of larger single-aisle aircraft. The A220 has all the credentials to win the lion’s share of the 100-to-150-seat aircraft market, is an ideal aircraft model to be part of Air France-KLM fleet renewal and consolidation plan initiated by the recently appointed CEO Benjamin Smith.

Air France is planning to use the 60 Airbus A220-300s to replace its fleet of single-aisle A318s and A319s.


“Rationalising and modernising the fleet is central to our effort to regain our leading position in Europe, It will strengthen our performance from both an economic and operational standpoint, and will help us deliver on our ambitious sustainability agenda. Offering a 25% reduction in fuel consumption compared to previous-generation aircraft, the Airbus A350-900 is a jewel of European expertise and a passenger favorite. We are excited to see it become a core asset of the Air France fleet.”

Benjamin Smith, CEO of Air France-KLM Group

Air France A350-900 Wing
Air France A350-900 Wing

The A350-900 marks a new phase in Air France’s fleet modernisation strategy. Within 5 years, more than half of the company’s fleet will be made up of new-generation aircraft, Air France took delivery of their first Airbus A350 named Toulouse in September this year with a brand new business class product, the airline will be replacing their older Airbus A340s with the A350-900s and potentially Boeing 777-200ERs and Airbus A330s in the coming years.

A350-900 Air France
A350-900 Air France

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British Airways & China Southern To Codeshare On 14 Routes

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British Airways A350 Wingtip

From the 2rd January 2020, British Airways(BA) and China Southern Airlines(CZ) will expanded their 10 codeshared routes since 2017 to 14; the new joint venture agreement was signed at Beijing Daxing International Airport today(17th December); the two airlines will start joint venture cooperation on 6 routes between China and the United Kingdom, and reciprocal frequent flyer program benefits will be updated to these routes as well.

Joint Venture Ceremony Beijing Daxing Airport
Joint Venture Ceremony Beijing Daxing Airport

British Airways was one of the very first foreign airlines to switch their entire operation in Beijing to the new Daxing International Airport, the airline is hoping to benefit from the new dual-hub model emphasised earlier by the former SkyTeam member – China Southern Airlines. China Southern Airlines will attach greater focus on their new hub at Beijing Daxing International Airport; the Guangzhou – Beijing dual-hub strategy was first initiated in 2018, with the airline’s aim to operate two extensive long-haul networks in both the north and south of China, with estimated 250+ aircrafts to be stationed at Beijing Daxing, 900+ flights daily to be operated by 2025.

China Southern will be steadily increase expand new routes from Daxing to Europe and the United States, and substantially increase the domestic network’s support for international routes and partners. Currently China Southern Airlines has attained approval from the CAAC on 6 international routes from Daxing, including one daily flight to London.


14 Codeshare Routes Between China and the UK:

As part of the joint venture cooperation, the two airlines will implement code-sharing cooperation on mutually operated routes, including the following:

  • Sino-British long-haul routes:
    • Guangzhou-London Heathrow, (CZ)
    • Wuhan-London Heathrow, (CZ)
    • Sanya-London Heathrow, (CZ)
    • Zhengzhou-London Heathrow,(CZ)
    • Beijing Daxing-London Heathrow(CZ) (2020)
    • London Heathrow-Shanghai Pudong, (BA)
    • London Heathrow- Beijing Daxing; (BA)
  • BA domestic codeshare routes:
    • London Heathrow-Edinburgh,
    • London Heathrow-Glasgow,
    • London Heathrow-Manchester,
    • London Heathrow-Newcastle,
    • London Heathrow-Belfast;
  • CZ domestic codeshare routes:
    • Shanghai Pudong-Shenyang,
    • Shanghai Pudong-Harbin,
    • Shanghai Pudong-Changchun;

*More route frequencies and the Chinese and British domestic routes connecting them will be expanded in the codesharing agreement.


“We are delighted to announce this joint business which will bring the UK and China closer together by providing British Airways and China Southern Airlines customers with a wide range of benefits. The agreement reinforces our commitment to boost tourism and business travel between the two countries and we look forward to strengthening the relationship further.”

Alex Cruz, British Airways’ Chairman and CEO

China-Southern-Airlines-Tail-B-1205
China Southern Airlines Tail B-1205

In the past two years, the business and tourism markets between China and the UK have to continued to enjoy rapid growth, 2,4 million passengers travelled between the two countries during the period from September 2018 to August 2019, a year-on-year growth of 18.2%. China Southern quickly opened new destinations to London Heathrow from Wuhan, Sanya and Zhengzhou during this period, so a joint venture with UK’s biggest airline has become extremely important. China Southern had started codeshare agreements with Qatar Airways, American Airlines, Finnair and Emirates earlier after its decision on leaving the SkyTeam alliance.

OneWorld is not the biggest airline alliance out there, and its representation in mainland China is close to non-existent, with China Southern establishes partnerships with so many OneWorld member airlines this quickly, one may start to think of their intention of becoming a OneWorld member, however, It is worth noting that while the cooperation between China Southern Airlines and OneWorld Airlines is getting much closer, Cathay Pacific and Star Alliance founding member – Lufthansa quietly started codesharing in several European and Australian routes, and China Eastern has also reached out to OneWorld’s Qantas. We can only expect that more and more cooperations between large airlines will break through the restrictions of the alliance in the future.

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