Aiming to win over the budget-minded traveler keen on flexibility, Star Alliance announced last week that it has expanded its Round-the-World (RTW) fare to include travel in premium economy class in three mileage bands: 29,000, 34,000 or 39,000 miles.
The company’s diverse RTW fare program is popular among first, business and economy class travelers wishing to book multi-city trips on a single ticket, an option now available to premium economy travelers with 11 Star Alliance airlines.
“With eleven of our member carriers now offering a dedicated premium economy cabin, our customers can make use of this extra comfort on their round-the-world travels,” said Horst Findeisen, VP Commercial and Business Development at Star Alliance.
The total cost varies depending on country and city of origin, selected route and local government taxes and fees.
Under the new fare system, customers can choose from a total of 17 different Star Alliance RTW fare options: three for travel in first class, four for travel in business class, three for travel in Premium Economy and seven for travel in economy class.
Established in 1997, Star Alliance is the world’s largest global airline league, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.