Star Alliance Introduces Circle Pacific Fare
Pacific Product Joins Growing Roster of Star Alliance Fare Offerings,
Including Round-the-World Travel and European and North American Airpasses
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Star Alliance(TM), the world's leading airline alliance, today launched a new fare product that makes traveling the Pacific more attractive than ever before. The Star Alliance Circle Pacific Fare provides an easy and cost-effective way to explore the vast Pacific region for up to six months on a mileage based ticket involving a combination of Star Alliance member airlines. Destinations throughout the region served by Star Alliance airlines and available for travel on the Circle Pacific Pass include fascinating and exotic locales ranging from Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines to the Cook Islands, Fiji, Western Samoa, Tahiti and Tonga. The Star Alliance Circle Pacific Fare is available for travel in first, business and economy class for trips with a maximum mileage of either 22,000 or 26,000 miles. Fares are determined by the mileage category, class of travel and origin/destination of the itinerary, plus applicable taxes and fees. As an example, a 22,000-mile Circle Pacific Fare for travel in economy class from/to the West Coast of the United States is currently available for US $2,688, plus taxes and fees. A similar trip from/to the West Coast of Canada is available for CAN $3,269. In addition, members of a Star Alliance airline frequent flyer program -- such as United Airlines' Mileage Plus program or Air Canada's Aeroplan -- will be able to accrue miles or points with the new airpass, which is valid for travel on Air Canada, Air New Zealand, ANA All Nippon Airways, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways International, United Airlines and VARIG Brazilian Airlines. "We have designed this new product for people who want to explore the world but not necessarily on a sweeping round the world expedition," explained Rainer Dittrich, Director, Revenue Management, Star Alliance. "The Star Alliance Circle Pacific Fare nicely complements our other fare offerings such as the Star Alliance Round-the-World fare and the regional airpasses we have developed for Europe as well as for North America and the Caribbean," he said. Travel on a Star Alliance Circle Pacific Fare can be booked through any Star Alliance member airline reservation office or local travel agency. Travel must include one North Pacific and one South Pacific crossing, and Australia/New Zealand and Canada/USA must be included the itinerary. A minimum of three stopovers is required, and as a general rule each city may only be visited once. Travel has to commence and terminate in the same Pacific Rim country. For travel to/from/via the USA or Canada, only the following cities may be included in the itinerary: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Las Vegas, Honolulu and Vancouver. Additional conditions may apply. Please visit www.star-alliance.com or consult a Star Alliance member airline reservation office or travel agent for further details. Star Alliance was established in May 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to provide customers the benefits of global reach and a smooth travel experience. The member airlines are Air Canada, Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways -- ANA, Austrian Airlines, bmi british midland, Lauda Air, Lufthansa German Airlines, Mexicana, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways International, Tyrolean Airways, United Airlines and VARIG Brazilian Airlines. Asiana Airlines of South Korea, LOT Polish Airlines and Spain's Spanair are scheduled to join Star Alliance in 2003. The future member carriers will further enhance the Star Alliance network, which currently serves 729 airports in 124 countries with almost 11,000 daily flights. Additional information is available at www.star-alliance.com . MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X42213903
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