TAIPEI - EVA Airways' famously ousted scion is coming back - with an airline of his own.
Chang Kuo-wei was ejected from EVA Airways Corp. amid a war of succession with his siblings after their father's passing in January 2016.
At a press conference last week, Chang said he was planning to launch an airline called Starlux and that it would start talent recruitment as early as September.
Here are the details we have so far:
It will be headquartered in Taipei on the bank of the Keelung River.
It aims to be "an upscale international carrier," competing in Taiwan with EVA Airways and China Airlines
So far, the fleet is shaping up like this: the basic Airbus A321, mid-haul Airbus A350s or Boeing 787s, and long-haul A350-1000s or Boeing 777Xs
He has a logo already and it looks like this:
It will have a dedicated division for the overhaul, repair and inspection of its aircraft.
Chang has registered his airline with the Ministry of Economic Affairs in April but still needs to get the approval of the Civil Aeronautics Administration before he can launch.
Taiwan's aviation law makes it difficult for individuals to start their own airlines, but the Civil Aeronautics Administration has strongly signaled that it's ready to change this, instituting what some observers are calling the "Chang Kuo-wei provision."