Star Alliance has launched an enhanced Asia
Airpass for travel across the continent, which in addition to the
15 countries and territories already offered, now includes
Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Its scope has further been extended to include
all Star Alliance destinations in Japan and additional flights to
Airpasses can be purchased in conjunction with any
international return ticket for travel into the area on a Star
Alliance member airline.
new Asia Airpass, with its extended routing possibilities,
reflects the growing desire for travellers to explore the full Asian continent on an Airpass journey, a need which was not fully
met in the past," said Horst Findeisen, Vice President Commercial
and Business Development at Star Alliance.
Airpass is valid for a minimum of three flights and a maximum of
10, with a choice of over 235 destinations. Further countries that
may be visited on an Asia Airpass trip are Cambodia, China
including Hong Kong SAR , Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar,
the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and
The enhancement of the Asian Airpass form part of
a wider streamlining of the Star Alliance fare products. The
revised portfolio offers the following seven fare products:
North America Airpass
Circle Pacific Fare
the World Fare
"These fares allow customers to maximise
their travel opportunities on Star Alliance member airlines and
demonstrate the value of a strong collective regional network,"
Similar products are available from
Star Alliance member airlines' which can be booked by Star Alliance
customers looking for regional travel. For example. ANA offers a
Japan Airpass, TAM Airlines offers a Brazil Airpass, Thai has a
Thailand Airpass and United offers a Micronesia Airpass.
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