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TAP In Star Aliance

Fri May 21, 2004 1:04 am

I heard that TAP will join StarAlliance in next month!
I think StarAlliance is being stronger.
tell me your thoughts about this.
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RE: TAP In Star Aliance

Fri May 21, 2004 1:11 am

Hi GT.

Have a look at this thread.

Has there been any further confirmation / stronger rumours from Lisbon about their possible entry into Star Alliance?

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RE: TAP In Star Aliance

Fri May 21, 2004 1:17 am

yes it's almost official and TAP for sure will buy new planes.
I a"accept sugestions" for wich plane(s).
I'm sorry for this as been already discussed.
I haven't find nothing about this
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RE: TAP In Star Aliance

Fri May 21, 2004 2:18 am

Yes, Star Alliances is getting stronger with more commerical airlines are join them.
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RE: TAP In Star Aliance

Fri May 21, 2004 2:28 am

So TAP is now seriously considering getting new aircraft? I've heard for years now that they would purchase A332's to replace both the A310 and A340 fleets.
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RE: TAP In Star Aliance

Fri May 21, 2004 2:43 am

I thought TAP placed an LOI for 5 GE 332's? Or at least publicly indicated interest in the 332 as a 313 replacement.

TAP has got to be the poster child for Airbus. An all-Airbus fleet.
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RE: TAP In Star Aliance

Fri May 21, 2004 3:09 am

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!!

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RE: TAP In Star Aliance

Fri May 21, 2004 5:18 pm

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.
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RE: TAP In Star Aliance

Fri May 21, 2004 5:34 pm

Star airlines themselves are strugggling... TAP would be much better off in SkyTeam.

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RE: TAP In Star Aliance

Sat May 22, 2004 1:38 am

Varig is bankrupt? I didn't know that. Another Star airline that you didn't mention is Air New Zealand. They're in financial trouble as well.

But, that doesn't mean that carriers in other alliances aren't having financial trouble. DL and AZ are two that come to mind in SkyTeam.

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