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SIA forms joint venture with Lufthansa Group

The two will cooperate on flights to more European countries.

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Lufthansa Group will launch a joint venture (JV) on 1 October 2017.

According to a press release, the JV cooperation will cover flights between Singapore, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Belgium.

Since November 2015, the two airlines have already expanded the capacity between Singapore and both Germany and Switzerland.

From that time period, new SIA-operated flights between Singapore and Dusseldorf were launched. SWISS also deployed its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on daily flights between Singapore and Zurich.

Lufthansa also plans to revive services between Singapore and Munich from March 2018.

Here's more from SIA:

These benefits will further enhance existing Star Alliance arrangements that customers enjoy on SIA, Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines.

On the same date, flights operated by SIA, Lufthansa and SWISS between Singapore and Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich will be included in a revenue-sharing agreement between the two airline groups.

The two airline groups have also significantly increased codeshare ties, with over 130 city pairs now offered between key markets in Europe, Southeast Asia and Southwest Pacific.

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