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SAS welcomes TAM into Star Alliance

May 13, 2010 18:00

As a founding member of Star Alliance™, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) today welcomes TAM Airlines into the world’s largest airline alliance. Brazil’s largest airline offers more than 40 destinations in Brazil and another 10 destinations across South America that will now be part of the Star Alliance™ network, which now comprise 21,050 daily flights to 1,167 destinations in 181 countries.

“Brazil and South America is a growing destination amongst our customers, both for business and pleasure. As of today, our customers can access a much wider South American network, earn EuroBonus points on all TAM flights and be taken care of across South America thanks to TAM. We are therefore very pleased TAM Airlines joins Star Alliance and we hope to embark on a closer partnership between our two airlines in the very near future,” says Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer, Scandinavian Airlines.

“With TAM Airlines we gain a carrier based in South America, an important aviation market and home to many growing economies. Combining TAM Airlines’ network with that of our existing member carriers will allow Star Alliance to offer a very competitive product to, from and within this region,” said Jaan Albrecht, CEO Star Alliance™.For more information, please contact:
Anders Lindström, PR Director, Scandinavian Airlines, +46 (0)8 797 3394; anders.lindstrom@sas.se

Star Alliance Press Office, +49 69 96375183; mediarelations@staralliance.com
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, TAM AIrlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United and US Airways. Aegean Airlines and Air India have been announced as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers more than 21,050 daily flights to 1,167 airports in 181 countries

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