Star Alliance

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Star Alliance is the world's first and largest airline alliance. Its headquarters are in Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany.[1] It was founded in 1999 by five airlines: Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways International, Air Canada, Lufthansa, and United Airlines. Varig Brazilian Airlines was the first airline to join, in 1997. [2] In 2013, the alliance now has 28 member airlines with more than 21,100 daily departures combined. These flights fly to 1,329 airports in more than 150 countries, carrying 678.5 million passengers.

Members[change | change source]

Air Canada, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways International and United Airlines the five founding members of Star Alliance
Member airline Joined
Slovenia Adria Airways 2004
Greece Aegean Airlines 02010 2010
Canada Air Canada[A] 01997 1997
China Air China 02007 2007
New Zealand Air New Zealand 01999 1999
Japan All Nippon Airways 01999 1999
South Korea Asiana Airlines 02003 2003
Austria Austrian Airlines 02000 2000
Colombia Avianca 02012 2012
Belgium Brussels Airlines 02009 2009
Panama Copa Airlines 02012 2012
Croatia Croatia Airlines 02004 2004
Egypt EgyptAir 02008 2008
Ethiopia Ethiopian Airlines 02011 2011
Republic of China EVA Air 02013 2013
Poland LOT Polish Airlines 02003 2003
Germany Lufthansa[A] 01997 1997
Denmark
Norway Scandinavian Airlines[A]
Sweden
01997 1997
China Shenzhen Airlines 02012 2012
Singapore Singapore Airlines 02000 2000
South Africa South African Airways 02006 2006
Switzerland Swiss International Air Lines 02006 2006
Brazil TAM Airlines[B] 02010 2010
Portugal TAP Portugal 02005 2005
Thailand Thai Airways International[A] 01997 1997
Turkey Turkish Airlines 02008 2008
United States United Airlines[A] 01997 1997
United States US Airways[C] 02004 2004

A Founding member.
B  Left alliance on 30 March 2014 and moved to Oneworld with LAN Airlines.[3]
C  Left alliance in early 2014 upon completion of merger with American Airlines.[4]

Past members[change | change source]


References[change | change source]

  1. "Impressum". Star Alliance. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  2. http://www.staralliance.com/assets/doc/en/about/member-airlines/pdf/star_backgrounder_history_chronological.pdf
  3. "LAN Colombia joins Oneworld; TAM to join March 31, 2014". ATW Online. 2013-10-01. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  4. "US Airways promises 'quick' exit from Star Alliance". USA Today. 2013-11-12. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  5. http://www.ausbt.com.au/star-alliance-what-australian-frequent-flyers-need-to-know
  6. http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/14323-blue-1-to-leave-star-alliance-by-end-of-november
  7. http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2012/04/20/bmis-exit-from-star-alliance-and-transferring-points-and-status-with-british-airways/
  8. http://unroadwarrior.boardingarea.com/2009/10/27/continental-welcome-to-star-alliance/
  9. https://books.google.com/books?id=oZ7B5q4GK68C&pg=PA105&lpg=PA105&dq=mexicana+leaves+star+alliance&source=bl&ots=_msQvw-8UM&sig=sX_0K9VgUDnUwDPnb7NU3XZiMks&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjzk5in7ZvMAhWlrYMKHdDGAa4Q6AEIYjAJ
  10. https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=shanghai%20airlines%20leaves%20star%20alliance
  11. http://america.pink/star-alliance_4157124.html
  12. http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/pressure-mounts-on-star-and-skyteam-to-secure-brazilian-members-as-tam-confirms-switch-to-oneworld-100524
  13. https://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2013/10/01/tam-will-switch-from-star-alliance-to-oneworld-in-march/2901149/
  14. https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/credit-cards/us-airways-star-alliance-oneworld-march-31-book-travel/
  15. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/01d4a5de-911e-11db-b71a-0000779e2340.html

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