"Star Alliance, the world's largest airline network, is set to name three new members on Saturday as it seeks to extend into high growth regions, its chief executive Jaan Albrecht said."
"We are talking to several carriers in China, Russia, India, Africa and Western Europe. We have chosen these places because they are where traffic growth is taking place," Albrecht told Reuters in an interview on Friday"
"Swiss International Air Lines was not among the three"
"Albrecht said one of the three was a European regional carrier -- the first time that the alliance is accepting a regional airline as a member. He declined to identify the three".
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4210 posts, RR: 36 Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 10012 times:
South African Airways seems a likely candidate. Virgin would be nice as well. Maybe one of the China mainland carriers, China Eastern or Air China. TAP or THY might also be interesting, them being orphaned after the Qualiflyer crumble.
[Edited 2004-06-04 13:11:59]
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