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Singapore Officially Joined Star Alliance

Singapore Officially Joined Star Alliance

Old Apr 4, 00, 9:46 am
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Singapore Officially Joined Star Alliance

Singapore Airlines HAS joined the Star Alliance grouping of international airlines, according to agency reports.

Singapore Airlines' membership WAS effective Saturday. A spokeswoman said the airline WILL formally announce its entry into the alliance Friday, according to AP.

April 7, 2000--The Star Alliance airlines, in their constant quest to make travelling easier by offering new benefits to their customers, will soon be able to welcome their elite-status frequent flyers to more than 500 airport lounges around the world - thus providing their customers twice as many lounges as any other airline alliance.

UPDATE: At a ceremony in Singapore today officially welcoming Singapore Airlines as the 11th member of the alliance, the Star Alliance carriers announced that some 250 lounges operated by outside parties for the member airlines will be opened to all Star Alliance Gold members.
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Old Apr 7, 00, 8:58 am
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Still more press on this:

April 7, 2000- Chief executives of some of the world's leading airlines today gathered in Singapore to welcome Singapore Airlines as the newest member of Star Alliance - "the airline network for earth." Singapore Airlines becomes the eleventh member of the Alliance, and the second to join this year.

"There are few areas left in the world where Star Alliance doesn't have a significant presence," said Dr. Cheong Choong Kong, Deputy Chairman and CEO of Singapore Airlines. "But big is not necessarily beautiful. Enhanced benefits to the customer, such as easier access to a global network, more travel options, and seamless and convenient connections these are beautiful, and these are the reasons why SIA is joining the Star Alliance network."

An innovator and leader in customer service, Singapore Airlines and its regional subsidiary, SilkAir, fly to 93 destinations in 42 countries, serving Asia, Europe, North America, the Middle East, the South West Pacific, and Africa. Renowned for its superb inflight service, the airline regularly receives accolades from international organisations and publications involved in travel, tourism or business.
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