China’s Juneyao Airlines is to join Star Alliance in 2017 giving Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer members a new airline to earn and redeem miles on.
I have to admit that I haven’t heard too much about Juneyao Airlines but I’ve spent a little time trying to get to know them better since they now have some more importance!
Based in Shanghai Juneyao Airlines only started operating in 2006 so it’s only just turned 10 years old. its got a fleet of 35 A320’s a predominantly flies those on Chinese routes but they also have a Regional/International network with Hong Kong, Macao, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Thailand, Japan and Korea.
Potential Benefits for KrisFlyer Members
Juneyao Airlines will be joining in the second quart of 2016 as they upgrade their systems to integrate with other Star Alliance members. Once they’ve done so Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer members will be able to get their usual Star Alliance benefits when flying with Juneyao Airlines like;Lounge Access
- Fast Track Security
- Additional Baggage
- Priority Check-in
- Priority Boarding
- Priority Standby
- Priority Baggage Delivery
KrisFlyer members will also be able to earn and redeem miles on Juneyao Airlines – although from the few pictures that I was able to see the product doesn’t look anything special – in fact if you have pictures please share!
You can check out the flight review I found here:
The biggest benefit is going to be their network – Singapore Airlines flies direct to Shanghai and I could see some potential in using their network to access other destinations in China.
You can find out more about the new partnership here;
You can find out about earning on Star Alliance here:
What do you think about Juneyao Joining – or got any photos to share?!