Readers are invited to add their comments to any story. Click on the article to see and add.


BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.


Email this Page

The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
© 2020 Business Travel News Ltd.

Article from BTNews 3 DECEMBER 2012

Star Alliance and China

Hard on the heals of Sky Alliance's dalliance with Xiamen Airlines (see BTN 26 November), Shenzhen Airlines, based at the airport of the same name, has officially become part of Star Alliance.  Sister company Air China is already a member.

Shenzhen Airlines dates from 1992 and is China’s 4th largest airline.  It currently operates a mixed fleet of both Airbus A320 series and Boeing 737s, more or less split evenly over a fleet of 128 aircraft.  According to Shenzhen Airlines’ development blueprint, it will expand its fleet to 170 passenger planes by the end of 2015.  It also plans to introduce wide-body in due course.

Essentially a domestic carrier, operating from 60 Chinese cities, it has nine international routes – Bali, Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Min City, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Osaka and Singapore.  Plus Taipei.

With the addition of Shenzhen Airlines, Star Alliance now has 27 members. http://global.shenzhenair.com

Index/Home page

OUR READERS' FINEST WORDS (All times and dates are GMT)

All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum

No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?

Add your comment

First Name
Email Address
Company (Not obligatory)
- You must be a registered subscriber using the email address entered to submit a comment, or you will be sent a confirmation email before your comment will appear.
- Your comment will be checked before appearing, which may take several working hours.