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Shanghai Airlines To Join Star Alliance  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5492 times:

Shanghai Airlines is to join the Star Alliance - The Airline Network For Earth.

Vasing Kittikul, executive vice president of Thai Airways International leaked the information at the Star Alliance SWISS celebrations in Zurich.

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"Shanghai Airways will be one of the airlines to fill up the white spots," Visang said, declining to give details of talks with companies in other regions.

Thai Airways already works closely with the Chinese carrier, as well as the Beijing-based Air China, Visang said.

"I'm going to visit Shanghai Airways at the end of this month to talk about domestic flights in China," he added.

TODAY (Singapore)
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User currently offlineAirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5406 times:

thats awesome.. so whats the chance of Air China to join?

User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1560 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5337 times:

Maybe FM may start intercontinental flights in the near future? Perhaps PVG-FRA or PVG-LAX?


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User currently offlineSupa7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5316 times:

Shanghai Airlines deserves a "fast growing" label. A future major leaguer.

Plus they have the final 757.  Smile


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3005 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5245 times:

Having flown FM, I think this is a smart move. They are a great airline that can fill in the gaps of the network.

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User currently offlineBA747YYZ From Canada, joined Mar 2006, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5215 times:

Yes, great news hearing that Star Alliance is expanding. And is this not the first Chinease airline to join a major alliance?

User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7561 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5194 times:

Quoting BA747YYZ (Reply 5):
And is this not the first Chinease airline to join a major alliance?

I believe it is. In theory, China Southern is in talks with SkyTeam, but I don't think they have an agreement yet.



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User currently offlineCHI787ORD From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 517 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5143 times:

Air India would make a nice addition for Star as well...

User currently offlineXiaotung From New Zealand, joined Jan 2006, 823 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5135 times:

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 6):
I believe it is. In theory, China Southern is in talks with SkyTeam, but I don't think they have an agreement yet.

Chine Southern only signed MoU with SkyTeam some time ago. I heard that the plan of joining had been postponed indefinitely for some reason.

Any idea if FM will join as a regional member or not? If yes, who will be the sponsor? I am thinking NH. And what about their FFP?


User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8537 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4961 times:
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http://www.terra.net.lb/wp/Articles/....aspx?ArticleID=279625&ChannelId=6


interesting that they dont mention middle east (MS or QR ?) or central america (TA ?) as 'white spots'

"We continue to discuss the advantages of the alliance with other carriers where we have what we call 'white spots', or parts of the globe where there are opportunities to improve service, such as China, India and Russia," Jaan Albrecht, the chief executive of Star Alliance, told reporters.

Albrecht, speaking at a ceremony here to welcome the alliance's latest member, Swiss International Air Lines, did not identify the carriers involved or give details of the status of negotiations.

"Don't expect us to make an announcement here and now. But believe me, we are weeks away from an announcement, not months," Albrecht said.


Quoting Xiaotung (Reply 8):
Any idea if FM will join as a regional member or not? If yes, who will be the sponsor?

perhaps TG ?? see below


Vasing Kittikul, executive vice president of Thai Airways International -- one of the five founding companies of the Star Alliance -- later told AFP that the Chinese company Shanghai Airways was set to join.

"Shanghai Airways will be one of the airlines to fill up the white spots," Visang said, declining to give details of talks with companies in other regions.

Thai Airways already works closely with the Chinese carrier, as well as the Beijing-based Air China, Visang said.

"I'm going to visit Shanghai Airways at the end of this month to talk about domestic flights in China," he added.


[Edited 2006-04-08 10:41:55]


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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8537 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4917 times:
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Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 9):
"We continue to discuss the advantages of the alliance with other carriers where we have what we call 'white spots', or parts of the globe where there are opportunities to improve service, such as China, India and Russia," Jaan Albrecht, the chief executive of Star Alliance, told reporters.

I know - kind of sad when you quote your own post quoting someone elses words ... but I am interested in the 'white spot' that is Russia .. I can only assume that since SU is taken by Skyteam that Star must be trying to get Transaero - not really an airline I know anything about other than having seen a ( very attractive from both genders ! ) Transaero crew recently when passing through KUL ... and that they inherited NZs old 747-219s ( from VS the first 'secondhand' owners of them ) .

Anyone know more about them ... or have any other ideas for a potential Star Russian airline ?



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User currently offlineSkyteam10001 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4881 times:

Rumour has it that China Southern will gain entrance in Skyteam in October 2006. This has not been confirmed though.

User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4600 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 10):
Anyone know more about them ... or have any other ideas for a potential Star Russian airline ?

IIRC SibirAir was being looked at as a potential Star Alliance partner.



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User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5922 posts, RR: 40
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4593 times:

Quoting CXA330300 (Reply 2):
Maybe FM may start intercontinental flights in the near future? Perhaps PVG-FRA or PVG-LAX?

they have already scheduled flights PVG-FRA-PVG (Cargo flights)



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User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5083 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4555 times:

What about Air China????


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