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ANA and other Star Alliance members won major awards in the annual SkyTrax Awards held in the UK. ANA was selected as the world’s best airline in two categories - “World’s Best Airport Services” and “Best Transpacific Airline”.
Star Alliance welcomed Air India as a full member of its global family of airlines, opening the national carrier’s strong domestic network in the fifth largest aviation market to Star Alliance customers worldwide.
Air India now offers all Star Alliance customer benefits across its network and Air India’s customers enjoy the same benefits when they travel on any of the other 26 Star Alliance member airlines.
Air Canada will start non-stop flights between Toronto and Panama City beginning December 17. With the launch of the three-times weekly, year-round service, Air Canada will be the only Canadian network carrier operating between Canada and Panama.
Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, and Song Zhiyong, President and Executive Director of Air China Limited, signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance the commercial partnership between the two airlines as part of a joint venture.