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Aviation Luxury Lands at Dodger Stadium for STARLUX Airlines’ “STARLUX Night” Debut

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Aviation Luxury Lands at Dodger Stadium for STARLUX Airlines’ “STARLUX Night” Debut
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Aviation Luxury Lands at Dodger Stadium for STARLUX Airlines’ “STARLUX Night” Debut

2024-06-22 13:23 Last Updated At:13:40

LOS ANGELES & TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 22, 2024--

On June 21, Taiwan-based luxury carrier STARLUX Airlines presented the STARLUX Airlines Drone Show night at Dodger Stadium. The evening’s highlights included the ceremonial first pitch by baseball legend Hong-Chih Kuo, signature cocktails served by STARLUX flight attendants, a STARLUX themed drone show, and the lucky fan giveaway of two pairs of roundtrip airline tickets. A crowd of 50,600 was on hand as the Los Angeles Dodgers competed against the Los Angeles Angels.

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Following the three-year extension of STARLUX’s “Proud Partner designation” and its new role as the Dodgers’ “Exclusive Taiwanese Airline,” the partners commemorated their successful collaboration with STARLUX Night. The Dodgers’ Taiwanese ties date back to 2002, when the iconic team welcomed its first Taiwan-born player. Now, 20+ years later, it welcomed its first Taiwanese airline partner.

STARLUX Night kicked off with a ceremonial first pitch by former Taiwanese Dodger All-Star pitcher Hong-Chih Kuo — the first Taiwanese player to hit a home run in MLB. Kuo returned to the Dodgers’ pitcher’s mound to deliver a fastball across home plate before an enthusiastic crowd. Additionally, two lucky fans became winners of STARLUX’s roundtrip airline ticket giveaway, including two premium economy tickets and business class tickets, announced after the second and fourth innings, respectively.

STARLUX’s presence also expanded to pre- and post-game festivities off the field. Flight attendants welcomed fans to Centerfield Plaza with alcohol-free versions of STARLUX’s signature in-flight Sci-Fi Cosmos, served at the carrier’s booth featuring free giveaways like flight tags and Dodgers playing cards. To cap off the evening, a “Friday Night Light” drone show illuminated Dodger Stadium, culminating in a showstopping display of the STARLUX plane and logo.

“Our Dodgers stadium activation embodies STARLUX’s unwavering dedication to Los Angeles, our inaugural US destination, where we’ve proudly been providing non-stop flight service since April 2023 to and from Taiwan,” said Glenn Chai, STARLUX CEO. “We are immensely grateful to our rapidly growing Los Angeles- and US-based passengers who have embraced their first flights with STARLUX, become our loyal customers, and have allowed us to become their go-to carrier for transpacific travel.”

“It was great to celebrate our ongoing partnership with STARLUX at Friday’s Dodger game,” said Lorenzo Sciarrino Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships, Los Angeles Dodgers. “We have enjoyed a loyal and rewarding relationship with STARLUX and we look forward to creating many more positive memories and interactions in the coming years.”

STARLUX night capped an exciting week that also saw the Dodgers sign 17-year-old Taiwanese outfielder Ko Ching-Hsien to a significant contract.

About Dodger Stadium

Opened in 1962, Dodger Stadium — aka “Blue Heaven on Earth” — is not only baseball’s third oldest stadium, but also the largest stadium in the MLB with a seating capacity of 56,000. It stands as one of the most unique and picturesque settings in sports, carved as it is into the hillside of Chavez Ravine overlooking downtown LA to the south and the San Gabriel mountains to the north.

On April 10, 1962, the Dodgers played their very first game here against the Cincinnati Reds. This game attracted more than 52,000 fans. Dodger Stadium remains one of the game's most beautiful and most historic venues.

About STARLUX Airlines

Founded on the philosophy that luxury should be available to everyone, not just the elite, Taiwan-based STARLUX is a boutique international airline currently serving a total of 25 routes from Taiwan to the US, Japan, Macau, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. STARLUX passengers traveling between North America and Taipei are able to enjoy an easy transfer in Taipei with its two US routes: Los Angeles-Taipei and San Francisco-Taipei, with a third route, Seattle-Taipei, starting August 16. The expanding fleet includes 13 A321neo, 4 A330neo, and 5 A350-900 aircraft, totaling 22 planes. STARLUX prioritizes safety and offers unparalleled service with the goal of making flying a truly luxurious and unforgettable experience. For more information, visit https://www.starlux-airlines.com/en-US, or on our US social channels Facebook and Instagram.

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Taiwanese baseball legend Hong-Chih Kuo poses with STARLUX Airlines flight attendants at Dodger Stadium's inaugural STARLUX Night. (Photo: Business Wire)

Taiwanese baseball legend Hong-Chih Kuo poses with STARLUX Airlines flight attendants at Dodger Stadium's inaugural STARLUX Night. (Photo: Business Wire)

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Six firefighters have died battling a bushfire in the eastern KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa and another two are in a critical condition, emergency services said Monday.

Authorities said they suspect that Sunday's fire may have been started by poachers trying to trap animals to kill.

Three firefighters died at the scene of the fire near the town of Boston, around 130 kilometers (80 miles) inland from the east coast city of Durban, emergency services spokesperson Roland Robertson said. He said another three firefighters were treated and put on ventilators, but they all died soon after being admitted to the hospital.

One firefighter is still on a ventilator in the hospital, and another is also in critical condition, he said.

Robertson said some of the poachers were also believed to have been injured in the fires near private farms as wind and dry ground caused them to burn out of control. No arrests of suspected poachers were reported.

Wildfires have burned in other parts of KwaZulu-Natal for the last week due to the heat and the wind, leaving at least seven other people dead in various parts of the province, the local government has said.

The fires come as the other side of South Africa has been battered by multiple storms, bringing gale-force winds and flooding.

A series of cold fronts coming in from the Atlantic Ocean have caused widespread damage in Cape Town and surrounding areas on the southwest tip of the country over the last 10 days. Around 15,000 people have been affected and thousands of homes and other structures damaged or destroyed.

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Firemen douse a wildfire in Howick, near Durban, South Africa, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. South Africa's emergency services said Monday, July 15, 2024, that several firefighters have died battling a bushfire in the eastern KwaZulu-Natal province and another few are in a critical condition. Authorities said they suspect that Sunday's fire may have been started by poachers trying to trap animals to kill. (AP Photo) (AP Photo)

Firemen douse a wildfire in Howick, near Durban, South Africa, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. South Africa's emergency services said Monday, July 15, 2024, that several firefighters have died battling a bushfire in the eastern KwaZulu-Natal province and another few are in a critical condition. Authorities said they suspect that Sunday's fire may have been started by poachers trying to trap animals to kill. (AP Photo) (AP Photo)

Firemen douse a wildfire in Howick, near Durban, South Africa, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. South Africa's emergency services said Monday, July 15, 2024, that several firefighters have died battling a bushfire in the eastern KwaZulu-Natal province and another few are in a critical condition. Authorities said they suspect that Sunday's fire may have been started by poachers trying to trap animals to kill. (AP Photo)

Firemen douse a wildfire in Howick, near Durban, South Africa, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. South Africa's emergency services said Monday, July 15, 2024, that several firefighters have died battling a bushfire in the eastern KwaZulu-Natal province and another few are in a critical condition. Authorities said they suspect that Sunday's fire may have been started by poachers trying to trap animals to kill. (AP Photo)

Rescue workers among damaged buildings in the Wynberg neighborhood of Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, July 11, 2024. The area was hit overnight during strong winds that blew off roofs, destroyed parts of houses and other buildings, and brought down electricity poles. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)

Rescue workers among damaged buildings in the Wynberg neighborhood of Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, July 11, 2024. The area was hit overnight during strong winds that blew off roofs, destroyed parts of houses and other buildings, and brought down electricity poles. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)

Water flows through Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday July 11, 2024. The South African city of Cape Town and surrounding areas have been hit by more storms, ripping roofs off houses and causing widespread flooding. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)

Water flows through Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday July 11, 2024. The South African city of Cape Town and surrounding areas have been hit by more storms, ripping roofs off houses and causing widespread flooding. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)

Water flows through Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday July 11, 2024. The South African city of Cape Town and surrounding areas have been hit by more storms, ripping roofs off houses and causing widespread flooding. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)

Water flows through Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday July 11, 2024. The South African city of Cape Town and surrounding areas have been hit by more storms, ripping roofs off houses and causing widespread flooding. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)

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