TR763 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 783 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2176 times:
It would be great to see TAP joining Star, and receiving new aircrat!
I think they could get the 332 to replace the 313, as already said here, but I just kept imagining if they got an A345 to replace the 343 they have!
I´d just love it!!
Gardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2010 times:
I have flown TAP a few times and I have always found their crew very friendly and hospitable, and although I am glad to see this airline do well and join a major alliance, I somehow feel that STAR is getting a bit too big with small/mid size airlines joining. WHat is the strategy for STAR? Do they accept any airline that wishes to join? And as for hub strategy? There is Spanair next door, and I really wonder how TAP fits into the whole Star plan.
Would this mean no competition on the Brazil-Lisbon route with codeshares with Varig, where both airlines fly they might just hand it over to only one carrier to operate.
I would like to see however some presence in the Asian region, and now it looks likely with a codeshare from either LH or SQ.