Travelling across North Asia has now become more attractive with Star Alliance’s Circle North Asia Fare. The new multi-carrier fare is valid on Air China, ANA, Asiana and Shanghai Airlines for flights between China, including Hong Kong and Macao, Japan and Korea. Travel on the circle fare needs to include all three countries, at least three stopovers and begin and
end in the same country. Reservations for the first international flight have to be made
seven days prior to departure, while all subsequent flights can be booked last minute
or changed without charge. Minimum stay on this circle fare is at least three days and
with the maximum stay being two months. Fare levels vary according to class of
travel: First, Business or Economy and distance travelled: 4,800 or 6,600 miles.
Tickets can be booked and issued through any Star Alliance member airline or travel agent.
“Our latest fare product was developed because we are seeing increasing demand for
travel in this part of Asia,” said Horst Findeisen, Vice President Business
Development at Star Alliance. “Circle fares allow customers to explore several
countries at their leisure with a single booking, and are becoming more popular with
customers who are interested in doing business or spending time in a small zone”
Star Alliance now offers 13 fare products: the Round-the-World Fare, Circle Asia
Fare, Circle North Asia Fare, Circle Pacific Fare, Africa Airpass, Asia Airpass, China
Airpass, Europe Airpass, Japan Airpass, Middle East Airpass, North America Airpass,
South Pacific Airpass and Thailand Airpass.