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Brussels Airlines join Star Alliance

December 9, 2009 17:00

The world’s leading airline alliance, Star Alliance, has today welcomed Brussels Airlines as a new member. SAS Scandinavian Airlines was one of the founding members of Star Alliance, which was launched in 1997. Since then, the alliance has grown to Brussels Airlines becoming its 26th member.

With the addition of Brussels Airlines, customers on the Star Alliance network can now choose from more than 19,700 daily flights to reach 1,077 destinations in 175 countries. New to the network are more connections from Brussels Airport, which has now become a Star Alliance hub. These include four destinations in Africa which are presently not being served by other Star Alliance member carrier: Bujumbura, Burundi; Conakry, Guinea; Kigali, Ruanda and Monrovia, Liberia. Eleven Star Alliance member carriers serve 81 destinations in 40 countries across Africa.

As of today, SAS EuroBonus members can earn points on all Brussels Airlines flights and EuroBonus Gold members can now take advantage of Brussels Airlines’ Star Alliance Gold lounges. Star Alliance Gold status privileges include access to 980 lounges across the network.

About Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognised by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award, Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Blue1, bmi, Brussels Airlines, Continental Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United and US Airways. Aegean Airlines, Air India and TAM have been announced as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers 19,700 daily flights to 1,077 airports in 175 countries.For more information, please contact:
Anders Lindström, PR chef, Scandinavian Airlines
Tel: +46 (0)8 79 73394; e-mail: anders.lindstrom@sas.se

Star Alliance Press Office
Tel: +49 69 96375183; e-mail: mediarelations@staralliance.com

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