18 FEBRUARY 2019

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Article from BTNews 18 FEBRUARY 2019

Star Alliance-Skyscanner boost

A new-look website claiming to offer improved functionality on multi-carrier itineraries for users has been unveiled by Star Alliance following a partnership agreement with travel search engine Skyscanner.

Star, which claims to be the world’s largest airline group, says the move means travellers visiting the website can search for flights, view airfares and book them directly with its member airlines.

This feature is claimed to be easily accessible alongside the lounge finder, flight status and other journey-related services. It utilises Skyscanner’s fare search, linking directly to the alliance’s member carrier websites for purchase.

The website is designed to complement the individual websites of Star’s 28 member airlines and is available in nine languages. Star says the site is also more user-friendly and provides shorter paths to its most popular features across desktop and mobile devices.

Director digital and e-services Jeremy Drury said: “With more than 18,800 daily flights to 1,300-plus airport destinations in 193 countries, our alliance now offers coverage to 98% of the world.

“By introducing the ‘carrier fare search’ feature, made possible through the Skyscanner partnership, we are responding to feedback to enable our members’ frequent flyers to book easily with Star Alliance member airlines and enjoy Star Alliance benefits.”

www.staralliance.com

www.skyscanner.net

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