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Air India played host to the first ever Star Alliance Chief Executive Board Meeting (CEB) held in India. This follows the national carrier’s joining the world’s longest serving and most comprehensive airline alliance in July this year.
Speaking to both local and foreign media in New Delhi today, Rohit Nandan, CMD Air India, thanked all CEOs for travelling to India and for a productive two-day meeting. He emphasised that for Air India membership in Star Alliance is a key pillar of the airline’s turnaround strategy, along with the fleet renewal, network optimisation and an initiative to improve quality of service.
EVA Air will initiate non-stop flights between Taipei and Houston on June 19, 2015. The airline will start the new service with three flights a week and increase frequency to four on July 1. The route will give passengers a way to fly from the southwestern region of the U.S. to Taipei and transfer to major destinations throughout Asia.
Air New Zealand will begin direct flights between Auckland and Buenos Aires, Argentina - the airline’s first ever scheduled service to South America.
An Air New Zealand Boeing 777-200 aircraft will operate three flights a week on the route all year round.
EVA Air and Singapore Airlines customers can now enjoy more seamless travel to the United States and Canada, as a result of an expanded codeshare agreement between the two carriers.
Under the agreement, Singapore Airlines now codeshares on EVA Air-operated flights beyond Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport to Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, Toronto and Vancouver.