Juneyao Airlines, an airline based in Shanghai,
China, will become a Connecting Partner of Star Alliance in
Under the alliances innovative partnership concept, the
airline will soon start offering services such as through
check-in, as well as lounge access and other priority privileges
to qualifying passengers travelling on connecting itineraries with
Star Alliance member airlines.
Juneyao Airlines is a terrific addition to our
network proposition in China and particularly in the Shanghai
market, said Mark Schwab, CEO Star Alliance. Thanks to Juneyaos
expanding reach, our passengers will enjoy a wide choice of flight
connections through our future partner to numerous Chinese
metropoles and several international destinations.
Currently 17 Star Alliance member airlines are operating around
1,600 weekly services in and out of the two Shanghai airports, Pudong International and Hongqiao International, which are both
served by Juneyao Airlines.
With a fleet of 56 aircraft Juneyao
Airlines provides more than 1,700 weekly flights to 69
destinations in eight countries and regions.
Airlines is proud to play its role in enlarging the Star Alliance
network offer through Shanghais two airports, said Wang Junjin, Chairman Juneyao Airlines.
We look forward to welcoming connecting passengers from Star
Alliance on our airline in the near future. We offer 53 additional
routes which will complement Star Alliances existing services
from Shanghai and will no doubt attract more connecting passengers
to our two home hub airports.
The Connecting Partner Model is designed to allow airlines to
connect to the Star Alliance network without having to become a
full member. For customers this gives access to additional travel
options beyond the current 1,300 airports served by the alliances
28 member airlines.
Customers travelling on an itinerary which
includes a transfer between a Star Alliance member airline and a
Connecting Partner will be offered the standard alliance benefits
such as passenger and baggage through check-in. In addition, Star
Alliance Gold status customers will enjoy a tailored set of
privileges in line with the product offerings of the individual
Connecting Partners will enter into
bilateral commercial agreements with selected Star Alliance member
airlines, which may include Frequent Flyer Programme based
Juneyao Airlines was founded with the aim of
offering a competitive and high quality product to both the
business and leisure market. It targets customers at middle to
high level and creates a relaxing, respectful and professional
experience that is unique to Juneyao Airlines, Wang Junjin added.
As a full-service carrier, the new strategy of the airline is to
become an excellent representative of a High-Value Carrier. I am
very happy that this has not gone unnoticed in the industry and
that Star Alliance has decided to partner with us. We are looking
forward to providing Star Alliance Gold Card holders with a wide
selection of privileges when they connect to our airline.
Work has now commenced to establish the necessary technology
and commercial links which will allow Juneyao Airlines to begin serving Star Alliance connecting passengers some time during the
second quarter 2017. As of then, the airline will be offering the following privileges to qualifying Star Alliance Gold Status
passengers travelling on connecting itineraries:
- Fast Track Security
- Additional Baggage
- Priority Boarding
- Priority Standby
- Priority Baggage Delivery
The 17 Star Alliance member
airlines flying to Shanghai are: Air Canada, Air China*, Air
India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Ethiopian
Airlines, EVA Air, Lufthansa, SAS, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore
Airlines, Swiss, Thai, Turkish Airlines and United. Together they
offer around 830 weekly domestic flights and 760 international
flights, serving 62 destinations (26 domestic and 36
international) in 19 countries.
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