Star Alliance has invited Shanghai Airlines to join the alliance.
Shanghai Airlines Chairman Zhou Chi said the invitation to join Star Alliance would only further enhance Shanghai Airlines' position as a leader in the Chinese aviation market.
Star Alliance Chief Executive Officer Jaan Albrecht commented, For Star Alliance this invitation to Shanghai Airlines represents a giant step forward in the evolution of the alliance. Having a high quality Chinese carrier of the calibre of Shanghai Airlines will add immeasurable value to our network.
Chairman Chi and Mr Albrecht also added that Shanghai Airlines and Star Alliance would be working closely together to obtain more resources from airport authorities for the mutual benefit of all parties.
Commented Chairman Zhou, With the development of Shanghai Pudong Airport, we should make full use of the airport resources, provide quick and convenient transferring and connecting service which is called Under One Roof, and offer high-quality service to business passengers. This is also the main character of Star Alliance. We hope that the establishment of the second terminal building in the near future will provide high-standard, high-quality and high-efficiency operating service, thus greatly support Start Alliance.