SAS and Singapore Airlines to strengthen partnership

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  1. Redcap
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    Seems like SK and SQ will cooperate more. Maybe we will se SAS in SIN again ?

    Source : www.sasgroup.net
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    Scandinavian Airlines and Singapore Airlines have signed a Letter of Intent to further develop and enhance their partnership. This may cover additional codeshare flights, as well as network co-operation on potential new sectors between Scandinavia and Singapore.

    SAS and SIA entered into a codeshare agreement in December 2010 under which SAS added its SK code to Singapore Airlines-operated flights between Copenhagen and Singapore, and selected flights between Singapore and Bangkok. On a reciprocal basis, the SQ prefix was added to SAS-operated flights from Copenhagen to Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm.

    In a joint statement, SAS Chief Commercial Officer, Robin Kamark, and SIA Senior Vice President Marketing, Tan Chik Quee, said:"We see opportunities for deeper co-operation which will strengthen our customer offering and provide more options for seamless travel between Northern Europe and South East Asia. We look forward to announcing these plans once they are finalised."

    For more information, please contact:

    Anders Lindström
    PR Director, Scandinavian Airlines
    Telephone: +46 70997 3394
    E-mail: anders.lindstrom@sas.se (anders.lindstrom@sas.se"
     
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    How much does stuff like this really matter any more? Once you're within an alliance, you can already accrue your points anywhere in the alliance (except for certain low fare economy tickets). What are the added benefits to have a sk marketed ticket on sq metal?
     
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    It can matter for cheap tickets. Depending on the rules, it can matter for the earning of status miles and credit for revenue-based tiers. With SQ, it might matter for access to their lounges--i.e., SKL in SIN before a SAS-operated flight marketed as SQ rather than being relegated to the separate *Gold lounge.

    Finally, it can matter for anyone with reimbursement rules specifying a national carrier as codeshares frequently are considered to meet the standard.
     
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    This can be a good thing for both airlines.
    With a *A hub in each end and both with codeshare it could be a win-win situation.
     
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    Interesting points. Thanks.
     
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    Not much, exept for some codeshare, has happen since this was announced half a year ago. However, takeoff.dk now claims that a deal regarding closer cooperation is expected to be announved early 2012

    http://www.takeoff.dk/news/22098
     
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    Very interesting news if true! I would love better connectivity to SIN from my northern corner of Europe :)
     

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