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UU May Join *A In 2012  
User currently offlineota1 From Germany, joined Apr 2008, 399 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3478 times:
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French media today reported that Air Austral, which just reached an agreement with TG, could join Star Alliance. According to information from within UU the airline could join *A by May 2012.

I have to admit I didn't see this one coming at all....

Unfortunately there's no English source so far.

www.deplacementspros.com (French only)

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User currently offlinekiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8568 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3122 times:
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Thanks for posting , interesting , but difficult to see what UU would add to the *A network apart from RUN , TNR and the Comores . I did a google news search for UU and found several stories mentioning the tie up with TG , but this is the only story I have found which seems to suggest the possibility of a A* tie-up . Perhaps the journalist got a little carried away ?


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User currently offlinethediplomat From Ireland, joined Jun 2006, 382 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2978 times:

What benefit does an alliance offer Air Austral?

User currently offlineota1 From Germany, joined Apr 2008, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2816 times:
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Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 1):
Thanks for posting , interesting , but difficult to see what UU would add to the *A network apart from RUN , TNR and the Comores .

Well that's what got me wondering as well, but then again JP for example doesn't add much to the network either...

Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 1):
Perhaps the journalist got a little carried away ?

That's what I thought too.... absolutely possible... I guess we'll know in May 2012 (at the latest)  
Quoting thediplomat (Reply 2):
What benefit does an alliance offer Air Austral?

Well I can see what *A could offer to UU - global connections via JNB, CDG, SYD and BKK


User currently offlinebrightcedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1289 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

Maybe UU is planning to put it's A380 on BKK and have all of Star Alliance and others converging there for them.

Hell, they may even be offering an alternative to SYD, don't they have traffic rights there?



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User currently offlineSR4ever From Luxembourg, joined Mar 2010, 800 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

Sounds quite surprising, given the weight of AF within UU...

The Y-only 388s will fly ORY-RUN.

It seems that SS and UU will thence swap Sardin-tin and Boutique-Alternative-to-AF roles

[Edited 2011-03-01 10:59:16]

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1760 times:
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Jargon.... what's wrong with saying "Air Austral may join Star Alliance in 2012"?

This is a serious forum not a text message service.

Rant over.



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User currently offlinemogandoCI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1695 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 6):
This is a serious forum not a text message service.

a true texting service would be

UU -> *A '12

 


User currently offlinethediplomat From Ireland, joined Jun 2006, 382 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1592 times:

Quoting ota1 (Reply 3):
global connections via JNB, CDG, SYD and BKK

Since when were CDG or SYD star alliance hubs?

BKK is a twice weekly service, as is JNB. UU doesn't need global connections - they are a point to point carrier serving the French VFR Government and tourism market.

Quoting ota1 (Reply 3):
JP for example doesn't add much to the network either...

Adria is a completely different animal to UU.


User currently offlineota1 From Germany, joined Apr 2008, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1521 times:
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Quoting SR4ever (Reply 5):
Sounds quite surprising, given the weight of AF within UU...

You mean the stake AF owned in UU? If I'm not mistaken they had to sell it a couple of years ago. AF and UU don't even code share anymore - so I don't think that would be a problem.

Quoting thediplomat (Reply 8):
Since when were CDG or SYD star alliance hubs?

Never said they were, however these airports could be used as connecting points anyway.... just like AY uses/used FRA for connections with IB.

Quoting thediplomat (Reply 8):
BKK is a twice weekly service, as is JNB. UU doesn't need global connections - they are a point to point carrier serving the French VFR Government and tourism market.

Well, that's what they are now, but their agreement with TG could be a first sign that this is going to change - they are going to cooperate on connections to 35 destinations in Asia via BKK.
If UU really want to join Star (I'm not sure about that either) they will definitely have to adapt and add frequencies to at least JNB and possibly BKK.


User currently offlineSR4ever From Luxembourg, joined Mar 2010, 800 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

Quoting ota1 (Reply 9):
You mean the stake AF owned in UU? If I'm not mistaken they had to sell it a couple of years ago. AF and UU don't even code share anymore - so I don't think that would be a problem.

Oups, forgot about that, thx for the update  
Quoting ota1 (Reply 9):
Never said they were, however these airports could be used as connecting points anyway.... just like AY uses/used FRA for connections with IB.

Agreed.

If UU were to join Star, SIN would be a nice addition to their Route Map, too.

IST would also be perfect to channel passengers from Europe to the Indian Ocean.


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