July 11, 2008 04:30 ET

EgyptAir Joins Aeroplan's Growing Roster of Travel Partners

    MONTREAL, July 11  - Aeroplan today announced the addition of
Star Alliance carrier, EgyptAir, to its growing roster of travel partners.
Effective immediately, Aeroplan Members can accumulate and redeem Aeroplan
Miles for travel with EgyptAir, bringing the total number of airline partners
to 31.
    EgyptAir has been in business for over 75 years and currently has a fleet
of 50 aircraft that fly to 70 destinations in 44 countries, with more than
1,200 weekly flights. In 2007, 6.5 million passengers travelled with EgyptAir.
    "Aeroplan has partnered with EgyptAir to expand our members' flight
accumulation and redemption opportunities," said Craig Landry, Senior Vice
President, Global Travel Services, Groupe Aeroplan Inc. "With the addition of
EgyptAir, our members can now earn Aeroplan Miles when they travel to
975 destinations worldwide."

    About Star Alliance

    Star Alliance, the Way the Earth Connects, was established in 1997 as the
first truly global airline alliance to offer customers worldwide reach and a
smooth travel experience. Star Alliance was voted Best Airline Alliance by
Business Traveller Magazine in 2003, 2006 and 2007 and by Skytrax in 2003,
2005 and 2007. With the addition of EgyptAir, the members of Star Alliance are
Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, bmi,
LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shanghai Airlines,
Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, SWISS, TAP Portugal, THAI,
Turkish Airlines, United and US Airways. Regional member carriers Adria
Airways (Slovenia), Blue1 (Finland) and Croatia Airlines enhance the global
network. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers more than 18,100 daily
flights to 975 destinations in 162 countries.

    About Aeroplan

    The Aeroplan program, Canada's premier loyalty program, is owned by
Groupe Aeroplan Inc., a leading international loyalty management corporation.
Aeroplan is dedicated to developing and executing programs designed to engage
the loyalty of its prestigious membership. Aeroplan's millions of members earn
Aeroplan Miles with its growing network of 70 world-class partners,
representing more than 150 brands in the financial, retail, and travel
    In 2007 alone, approximately 2 million rewards were issued to members -
an average of 5,500 per day, or one reward every 16 seconds. Over 1.5 million
round-trip flights were issued in 2007. Members can redeem miles for
Aeroplan's industry-leading ClassicFlight Rewards, ClassicPlus Flight Rewards,
and global Star Alliance Flight Rewards, which offer travel to
975 destinations worldwide. More than 400,000 non-flight rewards were issued
in 2007. Members have access to 600 exciting specialty, merchandise, and
experiential rewards, as well as hotel and car rental rewards.
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