Singapore Airlines - News Releases (2010)
SINGAPORE AIRLINES AND SPANAIR SIGN CODESHARE AGREEMENT
Mr Huang Cheng Eng, Singapore Airlines Executive Vice President Marketing & the Regions
“The codeshare arrangements with our Star Alliance partner Spanair will improve connectivity between Singapore and another three important cities in Spain. It reflects our commitment to offer our customers convenient connections and greater flexibility when planning their travel itineraries by offering them more choice of destinations.”
11 May 2010 (Joint Release with Spanair) - From 17 May 2010, customers of Singapore Airlines can enjoy convenient connections from Barcelona’s El Prat Airport to three domestic destinations in Spain, under a codeshare agreement with Spanair.
The codeshare arrangement allows Singapore Airlines’ customers to travel on Spanair’s services between the following city pairs: Barcelona and Madrid, Barcelona and Palma Mallorca, and Barcelona and Bilbao. Reciprocally, Spanair’s customers can travel on Singapore Airlines’ services from Spain to Singapore via Barcelona.
The flights are now open for sale. Details of flight times and flight codes are shown in the attachment.
Said Singapore Airlines Executive Vice President Marketing & the Regions, Mr Huang Cheng Eng: “The codeshare arrangements with our Star Alliance partner Spanair will improve connectivity between Singapore and another three important cities in Spain. It reflects our commitment to offer our customers convenient connections and greater flexibility when planning their travel itineraries by offering them more choice of destinations.”
Madrid, Spain’s capital city, is the centre of the country’s economic, political, social and cultural activities. It is a vibrant city full of museums, art galleries and restaurants, in addition to being a shopping paradise.
Palma is the capital city of the Spanish island of Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Besides its famous beaches, the island is noted for its fine restaurants, nightlife, excellent museums, parks and shopping.
Bilbao is the largest city in the Basque Country and the Provincial Capital of Biscay. It is a major seaport and industrial centre.
Said Spanair commercial director, Mrs Nuria Tarré: “We are very happy and proud to offer our customers a unique travel experience connecting Spain and Singapore via our hub in Barcelona. Our partnership with Singapore Airlines will offer more connectivity, more comfort as well as premium benefits like our different VIP lounges around Spanair’s airports.”
Spanair S.A is a major airline in Spain based in Barcelona. It has an extensive route network of scheduled passenger services within Spain and its islands, Africa, the Mediterranean countries and Europe. Its main hubs are at Barajas International Airport, Madrid and El Prat International Airport, Barcelona.
About Star Alliance
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognised by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award, Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Blue1, bmi, Brussels Airlines, Continental Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United and US Airways. Aegean Airlines, Air India, and TAM have been announced as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers 19,700 daily flights to 1,077 airports in 175 countries.