Singapore Airlines' (SIA) membership in the Star Alliance may be delayed further, after its bid to buy News Limited's 50% stake in Ansett Australia collapsed early this month (AW&ST June 14, p. 57). Consensus among leading industry observers in the region suggests that SIA wanted to complete the Ansett deal before signing with Star. Some say that Singapore Airlines may review its alliance strategy with Ansett and Air New Zealand (Air NZ), if a deal cannot be salvaged. ...

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