Taiwan's Starlux Airlines approved to open Okinawa flights in July

Taipei News has reported Taiwan´s Starlux Airlines has obtained approval from Japan´s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to open a new flight route to Okinawa, the news source said.

Okinawa will be the airline´s first Japanese destination, on July 1, depending on how the COVID-19 pandemic pans out.

Starlux recently announced that its flights between Taipei and Macau are scheduled to resume on June 1, with flights every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday. Flights from Taipei to Penang, Malaysia, will resume on June 11, with flights every Thursday. However, flights to Da Nang, Vietnam, will continue to be suspended until the Southeast Asian country reopens itself to tourism, the airline added.

In addition to resumption of previously established routes, Nieh said the airline will continue to open up new flight destinations.