Star Alliance Celebrates with Christmas Lunch

Star Alliance Celebrates with Christmas Lunch

Alan Sparling from SAS Scandinavian Airlines, together with his Star Alliance colleagues, hosted the annual travel trade Christmas lunch in Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel.

Alan Sparling, Chairman, Star Alliance – Ireland

Star Alliance now has 28 airline members who between them have 21,000 flights daily to 1,328 destinations in 195 countries.

Alan Sparling said that 2014 would be an even busier year for the alliance members in Ireland, with Turkish Airlines going  from 10 to 12 flights a week from Dublin next April and Air Canada starting a year round service in 2014. The Air Canada service means an extra 75,000 seats on the market. He also welcomed the coming together of all the Star Alliance airlines in Heathrow’s Terminal 2 next year. Aer Lingus has also announced that its flights will relocate to Terminal 2, as Terminal 1 will be demolished.

Susan Kiernan, Ask Susan, and Paul Hackett, Click and Go, were at the Star Alliance lunch




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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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