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Star Alliance
Launch date14 May 1997; 27 years ago (1997-05-14)
Full members26
Non-voting members40 affiliates
Pending members0
Destination airports1,294[1]
Destination countries195[2]
Annual passengers (M)762[2]
Annual RPK (G)1,739[1]
Fleet size5,033[1]
HeadquartersFrankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany[3]
ManagementJeffrey Goh, CEO[4]
Scott Kirby, Chairman[5]
Alliance sloganThe Way the Earth Connects.

Star Alliance is the world's first and largest airline alliance. Its headquarters are in Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany.[6] 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. [7] 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 678.7 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
Greece Aegean Airlines 2010
Canada Air Canada[A] 1997
China Air China 2007
New Zealand Air New Zealand 1999
Japan All Nippon Airways 1999
South Korea Asiana Airlines 2003
Austria Austrian Airlines 2000
Colombia Avianca 2012
Belgium Brussels Airlines 2009
Panama Copa Airlines 2012
Croatia Croatia Airlines 2004
Egypt EgyptAir 2008
Ethiopia Ethiopian Airlines 2011
Taiwan EVA Air 2013
Poland LOT Polish Airlines 2003
Germany Lufthansa[A] 1997
Norway Scandinavian Airlines[A]
China Shenzhen Airlines 2012
Singapore Singapore Airlines 2000
South Africa South African Airways 2006
Switzerland Swiss International Air Lines 2006
Brazil TAM Airlines[B] 2010
Portugal TAP Portugal 2005
Thailand Thai Airways International[A] 1997
Turkey Turkish Airlines 2008
United States United Airlines[A] 1997
United States US Airways[C] 2004

A Founding member.
B Left alliance on 30 March 2014 and moved to Oneworld with LAN Airlines.[8]
C Left alliance in early 2014 upon completion of merger with American Airlines.[9]

Past members[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Star Alliance Facts & Figures". Star Alliance. August 2019. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Star Alliance Facts and Figures". Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  3. "Impressum". Star Alliance. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  4. "Star Alliance Management". www.staralliance.com.
  5. "Scott Kirby Elected New Chairman of Star Alliance Chief Executive Board". www.staralliance.com.
  6. "Impressum". Star Alliance. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  7. "Home" (PDF).
  8. "LAN Colombia joins Oneworld; TAM to join March 31, 2014". ATW Online. 2013-10-01. Retrieved 2013-10-01.
  9. "US Airways promises 'quick' exit from Star Alliance". USA Today. 2013-11-12. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  10. "Star Alliance: what Australian frequent flyers need to know". Australian Business Traveller.
  11. "Blue 1 to leave Star Alliance by end of November". ch-aviation.
  12. garyleff (20 April 2012). "bmi's Exit from Star Alliance and Transferring Points and Status with British Airways". View from the Wing.
  13. "Continental - Welcome to Star Alliance!". UnRoadWarrior. 27 October 2009.
  14. Robinson, Peter; Luck, Michael; Smith, Stephen L.J.; Lackey, Michael (2013). Tourism. CABI. p. 105. ISBN 978-1-78064-297-0.
  15. "Google". www.google.com.
  16. "America.pink".
  17. "Pressure mounts on Star and SkyTeam to secure Brazilian members as TAM confirms switch to oneworld". CAPA - Centre for Aviation.
  18. "TAM will switch from Star Alliance to oneworld in March". USA TODAY.
  19. Konsko, Lindsay (30 March 2014). "US Airways Joins Oneworld on March 31 - Book Your Star Alliance Partner Flight Now!". NerdWallet.
  20. "Brazil's Varig dismissed from Star Alliance". Financial Times.

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