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Old 18th May 2018, 16:19
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Originally Posted by Mr A Tis View Post

Star Alliance are now building up a good network from MAN. Would it make sense, or even be feasible, for Star Alliance to operate from one terminal & to have their own decent Star Alliance shared lounge.?
Aegean, Adria, Air Canada (Rouge), Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Ethiopian, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore, Swiss, TAP, Turkish, United ....and maybe even Thai.

Their presence is a little thinner with American, BA, Cathay, Qatar,Finnair & Iberia, would they not be better together also?

There is only Air France & KLM ( & Delta if they came back-Virgin are not in any alliance)

Long haul non aligned airlines: Emirates, Etihad, Hanain, Oman, PIA, Saudia & Jet Airways.

Is the TP an opportunity to bring these alliances together?
Certainly need to up their lounge offerings throughout the TP if they plan to sustain premium pax on these long haul services.
Saudia are SkyTeam. I'd imagine that all current (& future) Star, OneWorld and SkyTeam carriers will all be in the new terminal eventually. What they then decide to have shared desks/lounges is another question.
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