Singapore Airlines Welcomes CCS Approval of Joint Venture with Lufthansa Group
Singapore Airlines welcomed the Competition Commission of Singapore’s (CCS) approval of its proposed joint venture with
the Lufthansa Group.
The CCS decision is another step that will enable the two airline groups to build an integrated alliance, with an
expanded network and seamless travel connectivity for customers. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
recently granted its approval for the partnership.
Singapore Airlines’ CEO Mr Goh Choon Phong said: “We welcome the approval from the Competition Commission of Singapore
and look forward to working with Lufthansa Group to bring more benefits to customers through harmonisation of our
respective networks. The joint venture with Lufthansa Group will provide an attractive proposition to travellers, with
unparalleled network connectivity between Europe and Asia-Pacific. It is yet another example of how partnerships with
other airlines enable us to provide more options to our customers which we would otherwise not be able to provide on our
Lufthansa Group CEO Mr Carsten Spohr said: ”We appreciate the endorsement of the joint venture between Singapore
Airlines and the Lufthansa Group by the Competition Commission of Singapore. This joint venture will allow the two
world-leading airlines to optimise their premium services in a fiercely competitive environment for the benefit of our
global customer base. Together the Lufthansa Group and Singapore Airlines will be able to offer even better connections
and services throughout Europe and Southeast Asia than are already available. The partnership with Singapore Airlines is
an excellent addition and an important pillar of our global joint venture network.”
Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa signed a wide-ranging partnership agreement in November 2015, aimed at expanding
codeshare ties, aligning corporate programmes to strengthen the proposition to corporate customers and deepening
commercial co-operation in key markets in Europe, Southeast Asia and Australia.
In addition to Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa, the agreement includes Singapore Airlines’ subsidiary SilkAir, and
Lufthansa subsidiaries SWISS and Austrian Airlines.