Customers can enjoy alliance benefits from 2011
Amsterdam, Shanghai, 1 November 2010 - Shanghai Airlines today announced it will become part of SkyTeam under the wings of parent company China Eastern, which is already in the process of joining the alliance. Both Shanghai-based airlines are scheduled to join SkyTeam in 2011.
Shanghai Airlines customers will benefit from SkyTeam alliance benefits such as the earning and redeeming of Frequent Flyer Miles across the global network, Elite recognition, priority passenger service and access to more than 420 lounges worldwide. Shanghai Airlines will enter into codeshare agreements with the current SkyTeam members.
SkyTeam No. 1 alliance for the Greater China region
After the effective entry in 2011, Shanghai Airlines and its parent company China Eastern will increase the SkyTeam presence in the region as their combined networks add up to that of Guangzhou-based China Southern. China Airlines, based in Taipei, is also expected to join the alliance in the same period. Together, these four members will cement SkyTeam’s No. 1 position in the Greater China region. China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines will add ?? new destinations to the SkyTeam network.
For more information:
SkyTeam Corporate Communications
T: +31 (0)20 333 3064
About Shanghai Airlines [to be edited by Shanghai Airlines]
Incorporated in 1985, Shanghai Airlines (hereinafter referred to as “SAL”) is China’s first commercial airline with multiple investments. SAL has a fleet of 77 aircraft, including Boeing 737, 757 and 767 series. As a Shanghai-based carrier, taking the “Safety First, Customer Priority, Quality Service and Excellence Orientation” as its business philosophy and corporate pursuit, SAL offers flights in and out of Shanghai to over 170 domestic and 13international and regional destinations.