Star Alliance CEO Jaan Albrecht said he sees a "renewed and more aggressive" interest in the alliance from member airlines as well as from nonallied carriers owing to the recession and industry downturn. "We have seen a similar trend after 9/11. Our members are keener to find or participate in initiatives in the area of cost savings and synergies," he told ATWOnline last week at the Aegean Airlines joining event in Athens (ATWOnline, May 27). Recent projects include sourcing of the priority ...

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