As part of Star Alliance’s 25th-anniversary celebrations, the world’s first and largest global airline network alliance, is hosting a charity run in Singapore on 9 October 2022 in support of healthcare workers responding to Covid-19. The Star Alliance Run rewards every eligible participant who finishes the run with a chance to win exciting travel prizes such as business class tickets on Star Alliance member airlines, hotel stays and airport lounge access.
Register for the 5km (S$55) or 10km (S$75) run at www.staralliance.com/en/run.
Proceeds from the run will be channelled by Community Chest towards supporting front-line healthcare workers under The Coverage Fund and the Healthcare Humanity Awards to recognise the bravery and dedication of healthcare workers in Singapore. The awards were first given out in 2003 during the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak and have continued till today, with recent editions focused on the contributions of healthcare workers contributing to the fight against Covid-19.
Jeffrey Goh, Star Alliance CEO shared “In the past two years, the selfless labour, resilience, and grit of front line healthcare workers has been critical in protecting our communities, helping us live with the virus, and making the safe resumption of travel possible. That’s why we feel a charity run that supports our healthcare heroes is a meaningful way to cap off Star Alliance’s 25th anniversary celebrations. This event will also allow us to give back to the community.”
Star Alliance has 26 member airlines and a comprehensive airline network. The alliance has a strong focus on promoting a seamless, improved customer experience, with smooth flight connections, as well as initiatives such as airport co- location, digital infrastructure, frequent flyer integration and joint airport lounges. Star Alliance has been operating in Singapore since October 2021, when it opened its Centre of Excellence here. It also has another office in Frankfurt, Germany.
NEC Asia Pacific, the regional headquarter for leading information and communications technology provider NEC Corporation in Southeast Asia,is supporting the Star Alliance Run as a Platinum sponsor. NEC has been collaborating with Star Alliance since 2019 to enhance the air travel experience. In Singapore, NEC APAC has a strong heritage of more than 40 years of providing ICT solutions and services to governments and enterprises.
“The pandemic has presented us with difficult challenges, but also highlighted the best of the human spirit as exemplified by the healthcare community. It is our privilege to support Star Alliance and to once again express our gratitude to the healthcare workers for their remarkable contributions towards the reopening of borders and the resumption of air travel safely,” said Teh Chong Mien, NEC APAC’s Managing Director.