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Shanghai Airlines To Join Star Alliance

Wed May 10, 2006 2:57 pm

Today there held a small ceremony in Shanghai announcing Shanghai Airlines (FM) has now gained official Observer status. I am trying to pick up information from the Chinese media. Not much is known at the moment but FM was confirmed to be a full member, not a regional member. Star Alliance CEO Jaan Albrecht was present.

Also FM have applied to fly between Shanghai and Hong Kong within the year. Absolutely good new for Star to have access to this lucrative route.

[Edited 2006-05-10 08:00:56]
 
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RE: Shanghai Airlines To Join Star Alliance

Wed May 10, 2006 3:14 pm

Already posted;
Shanghai Airlines To Join Star Alliance (by Jorge1812 May 9 2006 in Civil Aviation)
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RE: Shanghai Airlines To Join Star Alliance

Wed May 10, 2006 6:09 pm

No news on Stars webside so far..
 
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RE: Shanghai Airlines To Join Star Alliance

Thu May 11, 2006 12:22 am

Still no anouncement on Star's webside.

But ANA has it in its news section. Following it Shanghai Airlines "look forward to working with Star Alliance toward full membership over the coming months". So no immediate date given, but I guess we can at leats expect it to take 6 month. I cant remember any anouncement which became rality any faster.

Interestingly it it is also hinted that all Star memebrs might move in to new terminal 2 in Shanghais Pudung airport.
 
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RE: Shanghai Airlines To Join Star Alliance

Thu May 11, 2006 12:54 am

Their route map from their website: http://www.shanghai-air.com/ywwy/route%20chart.htm



Seems like a rather impressive network.

Their fleet is made of (from http://www.shanghai-air.com/ywwy/english.htm):

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Currently Shanghai Airlines has a fleet of 44 aircraft, including 13 B757-200s, 5 B767-300s, 6 B737-700s, 13 B737-800s, 5 CRJ-200s 1 Hawker-800XP business jet and 1 MD-11 freighter.
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RE: Shanghai Airlines To Join Star Alliance

Thu May 11, 2006 12:00 pm

United has the same info as ANA on its Newsreal for Employees.

Nice to see Shanghai Airlines in STAR but a bit surprised that Air China didn't join instead.

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RE: Shanghai Airlines To Join Star Alliance

Thu May 11, 2006 5:51 pm

Quoting The777Man (Reply 5):
but a bit surprised that Air China didn't join instead.

This article http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles...Star+Alliance%3B+Air+China+to.html has some details on when Air China is expected to join, and why they've not joined as yet.
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