Shanghai Airlines accepted a formal invitation to join Star Alliance at a ceremony yesterday in Shanghai, becoming the second Chinese carrier to commit itself to a global airline partnership. China Southern Airlines signed an MOU with SkyTeam two years ago and since then the three alliances have been angling for the best foothold in one of the world's fastest-growing commercial aviation markets. Air China also appears to be on the verge of joining Star. Shanghai Airlines offers Star a ...

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