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Star, SkyTeam add members.(Brief Article)

The Star Alliance chief executive board in early June unanimously approved TAP Air Portugal, South African Airways and Bluel for membership, while SkyTeam signed an MOU with Aeroflot Russian International Airlines laying the groundwork for Aeroflot to join that alliance, most likely in 2005, once it fulfills the group's requirements for "quality standards."

Separately, Continental Airlines, KLM and Northwest Airlines submitted formal applications for entry into SkyTeam as well and are expected to become members in Sept. …

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