4 APRIL 2016
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A new multi-year agreement has been signed by Star Alliance carriers Air China and United Airlines to strengthen their long-standing strategic partnership.
The two airlines say they intend to expand flight connectivity across their joint network serving the US and China while also co-ordinating and expanding joint marketing and product-enhancement programmes in both countries. Enhanced benefits for frequent flyers are among the developments.
Air China president Song Zhiyong said: "Both the US and China are crucial for the international aviation market. The strengthened partnership between United and Air China will provide better and more convenient services for the passengers in the joint Sino-US market."
United connects Beijing Capital, Chengdu, Shanghai Pudong and, from 8 May, Xi’an Xianyang with Chicago O’Hare, Los Angeles, New York Newark, San Francisco and Washington Dulles.
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