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EgyptAir to join Star Alliance

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Latest Travel News Wednesday, 17 October 2007

The Chief Executive Board of Star Alliance has voted to accept EgyptAir as a future member. With the integration process now underway, EgyptAir is set to become a full Star Alliance member carrier within the next 18 months.

"Egypt is one of the most important aviation markets in Africa, with a large potential for both business and leisure travel. We are proud that EgyptAir, a world class airline, has chosen to join Star Alliance, thereby recognizing the importance of alliances in aviation today," Jaan Albrecht, CEO Star Alliance, said.

In order to implement the Star Alliance "Move under one Roof" concept at Cairo Airport, EgyptAir and the Star Alliance member carriers flying to Cairo will move to the new Terminal 3 once it opens in 2008.

EgyptAir will add nine additional unique airports into the Star Alliance network, bringing the overall total to more than 17,700 daily flights serving 944 destinations in 161 countries. These figures are based on the current 17 member carriers and the four carriers set to join in the near future, namely, Air China, Egypt Air, Shanghai Airlines and Turkish Airlines.

EgyptAir was established in May 1932. In 2004, the airline became the first IOSA certified airline in the Middle East and Africa.

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