Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Star Alliance Welcomes SAA (South African Airways)  
User currently offlineEddieho From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 229 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4478 times:

It's official - SAA will be joining Star Alliance. They gonna make the official announcement in June.

It's published on Star Alliance's website: http://www.staralliance.com/

Heres an extract:

FRANKFURT — March 4, 2004 — Star Alliance™, the airline network for Earth, today welcomed South African Airways' decision to pursue membership in Star Alliance.

"We are always interested in adding quality airlines to our alliance, particularly those which already have long-standing and successful relationships with our member carriers," said Jaan Albrecht, CEO, Star Alliance. "South African Airways is the most prestigious carrier in Africa and will significantly enhance our network across the continent and beyond. It's good for customers, good for South African Airways and it's good for Star Alliance."

Albrecht said Star Alliance member carriers will be looking forward to making an official announcement at the next Star Alliance Chief Executive Board meeting in June.

9 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1456 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4372 times:

hmmm, this must have been why I have heard so many rumours the last few months about SAA coming to YYZ. Lets hope they actually fly it instead of codeshare on a new AC flt, it would be nice to have them in Toronto for the yyzspotters.


User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4341 times:

With so many rumours about possible new members in all 3 alliances, it's hard sometimes to separate between fact and fiction. Good that it's all in black & white now.

User currently offlineMotorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3880 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4254 times:

Well that's fantastic news for Star Alliance members in New Zealand.

Hopefully NZ will codeshare with them via Australia and give QF stronger competition. And maybe some better priced packages to Africa are in the pipeline?!

And how about an Australian domestic start-up funded by Star member airlines, particularly the ones that fly to Australia - South African, Air New Zealand, United, Air Canada, Asiana, Singapore, Thai, Austrian, Lufthansa - and resurrect Ansett!

come visit the south pacific
User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8590 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4076 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

That's a bit premature, I have seen an email from the CEO of SAA dated yesterday where he states that SAA have APPLIED to join Star, and Lufthansa will be sponsoring the application.

It ain't official till it's signed!

After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3948 times:

Andz - possibly its not all signed, but its not likely Star is going to tell SAA to go away, is it ? I think we can take it as read that the "application" will be approved.

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8590 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3902 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Slightly off the topic maybe.....have any airlines switched allegiances since the big alliances were formed?

After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineBustaphil From Austria, joined Nov 2003, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3858 times:

dear andz!

to my knowledge there has been so far one case, where an airline switched alliances! this case was when AUSTRIAN AIRLINES (in 2000) turned its back on Swiss Air dominated Qualiflyer group, exited the group and joined the Star-Alliance.

btw. Swiss Intl. is joining 1-world, but I'm not sure if this should be compared!


FLYING the best thing on earth!!!
User currently offlineAlitaliaORD From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3760 times:

Mexicana recently dropped the Star Alliance for One World or maybe just a codeshare w/ American/Iberia.

Joy To The World, All The Boys and Girls, Joy to the Fishes in the Deep Blue Sea, Joy to You and Me
User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 8189 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3656 times:

Don't expect MX to become a oneworld member. At least not in the short term. So far, MX has only entered into codeshare agreements with AA and IB but has expressed its commitment to continue its codeshares with LH, RG and AC (the LH agreement was extended for a number of years just a few days ago).

Next flights: MEX-MZT AM E90; TIJ-MEX AM 788
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
South African Airways - A Member Of Star Alliance! posted Mon Apr 10 2006 00:00:44 by SA7700
South African Airways And Star Alliance posted Fri Sep 10 2004 04:56:27 by TonyBurr
South African Airways Joined Star Alliance? posted Fri Nov 22 2002 13:59:10 by Spotterboy
South African Airways - A Future Member Of Star posted Sun Feb 29 2004 12:12:19 by Singapore_Air
BCN To Become Star Alliance Hub For South Europe posted Wed Dec 13 2006 04:40:57 by Rogerbcn
Bruggisser Now With South African Airways posted Wed Nov 15 2006 22:37:56 by Viasa
Looking For Info On South African Airways 295 Crash (1987) posted Sat Oct 29 2005 04:05:30 by Mats
South African Airways Photo Help posted Sun Sep 18 2005 01:44:47 by Sunnyb
Stagnation At South African Airways posted Thu May 26 2005 05:58:44 by ETStar
South African Airways Question posted Wed Apr 27 2005 03:49:05 by Miafll