Star Alliance offers round-the-world fare


Lufthansa German airline and its 14 airline partners in the Star Alliance are offering a "round the world" fare, making the dream trip of a lifetime easier for Middle East travellers.

The "round the world" fare allows 15 stops and is valid for one year from the date of departure, a Lufthansa statement said.

Flights can be booked with any of the 15 worldwide members of the Star Alliance, enabling globetrotters to choose from 800 destinations in 115 countries.

"Passengers can choose to fly to up to 15 destinations on one ticket while tailor-making their own dream holiday," said Wolfgang Klaws, Lufthansa general manager, passenger sales for UAE and director for Gulf, Iran and Pakistan.

"The round the world ticket is perfect for people wanting to explore and experience the different cultures around the world."

Travellers who book the "round the world" ticket must travel around the world, on either east or west-bound flights, in one continuous direction only.

Regional destinations include Abu Dhabi, Amman, Beirut, Dammam/Dhahran, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait, Muscat, Riyadh and Sanaa with worldwide connections via Lufthansa's Frankfurt hub.

Star Alliance was established in May, 1997. It groups 15 of the world's leading airlines in a partnership designed to provide customers the benefits of global reach and a seamless travel experience.

The member airlines are Air Canada, Air New Zealand, ANA - All Nippon Airways, Ansett Australia, Austrian Airlines, BMI British Midland, Lauda Air, Lufthansa German Airlines, Mexicana Airlines, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways International, Tyrolean Airways, United Airlines and Varig Brazilian Airlines.