23 NOVEMBER 2015


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Article from BTNews 23 NOVEMBER 2015

LH, SQ move closer

Lufthansa (LH) and Singapore Airlines (SQ) have strengthened their commercial links in a move widely interpreted as a way of combating the increasing power of rival Gulf carriers on Europe – Asia routes.

The deal will see key routes operated on a joint-venture basis as well as expanding codeshare agreements and commercial co-operation.

Flights between Singapore and Frankfurt and Munich, plus Singapore – Zurich, will operate under revenue-sharing arrangements, along with new SIA-operated flights between Singapore and Düsseldorf starting in July.

Increased co-operation between the airlines in key markets in Europe, Asia and Australia will see schedules co-ordinated to provide more convenient connections between route networks, joint fare promotions and more joint corporate programmes. Links between the carriers’ frequent-flyer programmes could also be enhanced.

The agreement includes the SIA subsidiary SilkAir and Lufthansa partners Austrian Airlines and SWISS.

The new codeshare set-up, covering more than 20 new routes, will provide SIA passengers with access to and from points in Austria, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland via the hubs of Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich.

SIA chief executive Goh Choon Phong said: “This is another example of how partnerships can result in more for customers, jointly providing benefits we would otherwise not be able to provide on our own.” www.lufthansa.com  www.singaporeair.com

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