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Northern Asia becomes more accessible with SAS and Star Alliance

September 1, 2009 10:00

Star Alliance, of which SAS Scandinavian Airlines is a founding member, has today launched the new Circle North Asia Fare. For customers travelling with Scandinavian Airlines to Beijing or Tokyo, the new offering provides an easier travel solution when travelling across Northern Asia.

The new multi-carrier fare is valid on Air China, ANA, Asiana and Shanghai Airlines for flights between China, including Hong Kong and Macao, Japan and Korea. Travel on the circle fare needs to include all three countries, at least three stopovers and begin and end in the same country. Reservations for the first international flight have to be made seven days prior to departure, while all subsequent flights can be booked last minute or changed without charge. Minimum stay on this circle fare is at least three days and with the maximum stay being two months. Fare levels vary according to class of travel: First, Business or Economy and distance travelled: 4,800 or 6,600 miles. Tickets can be booked and issued through any Star Alliance member airline or travel agent. For more fare details and information, please visit

SAS Scandinavian Airlines flies daily to Beijing and six times weekly to Tokyo from Copenhagen, connecting with Air China and ANA flights, respectively.

With its latest travel offering, Star Alliance now offers13 fare products: the Round-the-World Fare, Circle Asia Fare, Circle North Asia Fare, Circle Pacific Fare, Africa Airpass, Asia Airpass, China Airpass, Europe Airpass, Japan Airpass, Middle East Airpass, North America Airpass, South Pacific Airpass and Thailand Airpass.Photos and video available at:

For further information please contact:
Star Alliance Press Office
Tel: +49 69 96375 183
Fax: +49 69 96375 683
www.staralliance.comAbout Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer customers worldwide reach and a smooth travel experience. Star Alliance received the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award in 2008 and was voted Best Airline Alliance by Business Traveller Magazine in 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2008 and by Skytrax in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009.
The members are Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, bmi, 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. Regional member carriers Adria Airways (Slovenia), Blue1 (Finland) and Croatia Airlines enhance the global network. Aegean Airlines, Air India, Brussels Airlines, Continental Airlines and TAM have been announced as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers 17,000 daily flights to 916 destinations in 160 countries.

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