The chief executives of the Star Alliance today announced the foundation of a joint company to manage the procurement of jet fuel at selected airports around the world.
On behalf of the Chief Executives of all 15 member airlines, Yoji Ohashi, President and CEO of ANA, describes the decision as "a further step on our way to make use of the full potential of global collaboration. Our members' collective wealth of experience in the field of the fuel supply will enable us to efficiently manage the single most important raw material for our business."
"Star Alliance FuelCo" will start its operation as an American-based company in 2004.
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Air New Zealand is proud to be a member of 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, 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, Brussels Airlines and TAM have been announced as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers 19,500 daily flights to 1,071 airports in 171 countries.
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