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Star Alliance Formally Invites Continental Airlines

by Leroy Baker, Tax-News.com, New York

26 June 2008


The Chief Executive Board of Star Alliance has unanimously agreed to extend an official invitation to Continental Airlines to join the global airline alliance.

The decision coincides with the signing of a major bilateral framework agreement between Continental and Star Alliance member United, as well as the announcement of an enhanced transatlantic partnership of the two US airlines and Star Alliance member carriers Air Canada and Lufthansa.

“Star Alliance is delighted to offer future membership to Continental. The airline represents a perfect fit into our existing network and will allow the alliance to provide more travel options for customers especially across the US, between North America and Latin America, as well as on the North Atlantic and across the Pacific,” said Jaan Albrecht, CEO Star Alliance.

Once Continental officially accepts the invitation, the integration teams will commence their work which is expected to take at least one year. After completing this process, Continental’s customers will be able to make use of the Star Alliance customer benefits around the globe, while the passengers of the other member carriers will then be able to enjoy these additional benefits every time they fly on Continental.

The Star Alliance, which seeks to coordinate flight schedules to permit seamless travel with different carriers, was formed in 1997 by Air Canada, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines System, Thai Airways International, and United Airlines. It is now the largest airline alliance with nearly 18,000 daily flights to 965 destinations in 162 countries.


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