EgyptAir Chairman Atef Abdel Hamid expects tough work ahead as the carrier readies itself for Star Alliance membership. "I read all the 52 requirements to be a member by myself. We still have a great challenge to meet the standards of a Star Alliance member," he admitted. The airline already has started, even though its commitment to join the group was announced just this week (ATWOnline, Oct. 17). Hamid is targeting full membership within 6-8 months and said EgyptAir has "achieved" required ...

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