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Star Alliance
Official Launch Date 14 May 1997
Members Full 20
Non-Voting 3
Pending 2
Destinations Airports 965
Countries 160
Annual Passengers (M) 455.47
Annual RPK (G) 761
Fleet Size 3087
Management Jaan Albrecht (CEO)
Website www.StarAlliance.com

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All Nippon Airways Aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006
All Nippon Airways Aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2006
South African Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery, seen in 2006
South African Airways aircraft with Star Alliance livery, seen in 2006
US Airways Express (Republic Airlines) Embraer 170 at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in Star Alliance livery
US Airways Express (Republic Airlines) Embraer 170 at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport in Star Alliance livery

Star Alliance is the largest airline alliance, with the following points of cooperation among its partner airlines: Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1863x907, 160 KB)[edit] Summary All Nippon Airways Boeing 767 in Star Alliance livery, photographed Kansai International Airport April 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1863x907, 160 KB)[edit] Summary All Nippon Airways Boeing 767 in Star Alliance livery, photographed Kansai International Airport April 2006. ... All Nippon Airways Co. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1760x1168, 394 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Star Alliance Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1760x1168, 394 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Star Alliance Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... South African Airways (SAA) is South Africas largest domestic and international airline company, with hubs in Cape Town and Johannesburg. ... US Airways Express is a brand name used by several individually owned airlines or airline holding companies which provide regional airline and commuter service for US Airways. ... This article is about the Republic Airlines that is currently operating. ... The Embraer E-Jets are a series of narrowbody, twin-engined, medium range, jet airliners produced in Brazil. ... Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (IATA: SRQ, ICAO: KSRQ) is an airport located in Sarasota, Florida and just south of Bradenton, Florida. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ...

  • Frequent flyer program integration allows airline miles to be earned and redeemed on all members of the Alliance at the same level (with the exception of certain deeply discounted classes) and lounge access by Gold card holders when flying in economy class
  • Premium customers of the alliance have access to airport lounges of all members
  • Flight schedules are coordinated to permit travel with different carriers within the alliance, on a single ticket
  • Special fares for round-the-world and similar travel on alliance members offer discounts over booking individual itineraries
  • Customer service processes are harmonized
  • Cooperation in development of a common information technology platform

Contents

Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ...

Customer service

Codeshare flights between these airlines are, for the most part, seamless. This tight cooperation led to suspicions of anti-competitive behaviour, and the alliance was investigated by the European Union as a virtual merger of its members. Indeed, some speculated that if government regulations were relaxed, the members would merge into a single corporation[2], although no evidence has yet materialized. Prior to Star Alliance, Northwest Airlines and KLM were operating together as the forerunners of the modern airline alliance system since 1993—although there had been even earlier pairings and groupings of airlines for decades on a less formal level. The creation of Star Alliance was a milestone in airline history due to its size and sparked the formation of rivals, notably SkyTeam and Oneworld. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Northwest Airlines, Inc. ... KLM can also refer to KLM (Human Computer Interaction) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Dutch: Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, literally Royal Aviation Company; usual English: Royal Dutch Airlines) is an airline subsidiary of Air France-KLM based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ... SkyTeam is the second largest airline alliance in the world — behind Star Alliance — partnering fourteen carriers from four continents, with two pending members. ... For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ...


The alliance developed the "regional" concept in 2004, which helps Star Alliance penetrate individual markets with the regional participation of smaller carriers. Regional Star Alliance members have to be sponsored by an existing full Star Alliance member.


Star Alliance members now fly over 17,000 daily flights to 897 airports in 160 countries utilizing a fleet of 3,087 aircraft. Its members carried a total of 405.7 million passengers with a turnover of 95.3 billion US dollars in 2006. The alliance's market share is 28% of the global market based on revenue passenger kilometers. All Star Alliance carriers combined employ over 350,000 pilots, flight attendants, and other staff. Star Alliance was voted best airline alliance in the Skytrax 2007 World Airline Awards.[3] The RPK (Ruchnoy pulemyot Kalashnikova, Russian: Ручной пулемёт Калашникова) is the light machine gun that replaced the RPD in the role as squad automatic weapon for Soviet infantry. ... Skytrax is a United Kingdom-based researching company for commercial airlines. ...


Membership history

Scandinavian Airlines System is one of the founding members of Star Alliance
Scandinavian Airlines System is one of the founding members of Star Alliance
Lufthansa is one of the founding members of Star Alliance
Lufthansa is one of the founding members of Star Alliance

Scandinavian Airlines System or SAS is a multi-national airline for Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and the leading carrier in the Scandinavian countries, based in Stockholm, Sweden and owned by SAS AB. It is a founding member of the Star Alliance. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 537 pixelsFull resolution (2700 × 1814 pixels, file size: 281 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Lufthansa Airbus A300B4-600R (D-AIAY) takes off from London Heathrow Airport. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 537 pixelsFull resolution (2700 × 1814 pixels, file size: 281 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Lufthansa Airbus A300B4-600R (D-AIAY) takes off from London Heathrow Airport. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced ) is the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried (second is Air France - KLM), and the flag carrier of Germany. ... Air Canada (TSX: AC.A, TSX: AC.B) is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced ) is the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried (second is Air France - KLM), and the flag carrier of Germany. ... Scandinavian Airlines System or SAS is a multi-national airline for Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and the leading carrier in the Scandinavian countries, based in Stockholm, Sweden and owned by SAS AB. It is a founding member of the Star Alliance. ... Headquarters Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (Thai: ) (SET: THAI) is the national air carrier of Thailand, operating out of Suvarnabhumi Airport, and is a founding member of the Star Alliance network. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... Varig Boeing 737-300 Varig (Viação Aérea RIo Grandense) is an airline owned by Gol Transportes Aéreos based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ... “Ansett” redirects here. ... All Nippon Airways Co. ... Boeing 747-400 Boeing 747-400 Boeing 767-300 landing Air New Zealand Limited (ASX:, NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. ... Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 9V-SPA takes off from London Heathrow Airport bound for Singapore Changi Airport. ... British Midland Airways Limited or BMI, styled as bmi, (the companys trademark, formerly operated as British Midland) is a scheduled airline based in Donington Hall, close to East Midlands Airport, United Kingdom. ... XA-MEX, a Mexicana A320 at Benito Juárez International Airport, México City, 2006. ... Austrian Airlines Airbus A320 in the latest colour scheme Austrian Airlines Fokker 70 (superseded colour scheme) Austrian Airlines Airbus A321 (superseded colour scheme) Austrian Airlines is the international airline carrier of Austria. ... “Ansett” redirects here. ... // Asiana Airlines (아시아나 í•­ê³µ Asiana Hanggong KOSDAQ: 020560) (Formerly Seoul Airlines) is an airline based in Seoul, South Korea and is one of South Koreas two major airlines, along with Korean Air. ... Boeing 737-500 LOT redirects here. ... Spanair S.A. (IATA: JK, ICAO: JKK, and Callsign: Spanair), is an airline based in Palma, Mallorca, Spain. ... US Airways is a low-cost carrier[2][3] owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... XA-MEX, a Mexicana A320 at Benito Juárez International Airport, México City, 2006. ... Adria Airways is an airline based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe. ... Croatia Airlines Airbus A319-100 near a Nippon Cargo Airways 747, at Amsterdam (Schiphol) Airport, the Netherlands. ... Blue1 is an airline based in Helsinki, Finland. ... Boeing 727 with classic livery 1950s-1980 Airbus A321-200 with former livery 1980-2005 Airbus A321-200 Airbus A320-200 taking off A319 in Faro, Algarve. ... US Airways is a low-cost carrier[2][3] owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... America West Airlines was one of the United States ten major airlines. ... For other uses, see Swiss (disambiguation). ... South African Airways (SAA) is South Africas largest domestic and international airline company, with hubs in Cape Town and Johannesburg. ... Varig Boeing 737-300 Varig (Viação Aérea RIo Grandense) is an airline owned by Gol Transportes Aéreos based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Not to be confused with China Airlines, the national airline of the Republic of China (Taiwan). ... Boeing 767-300 in Macau Shanghai Airlines (上海航空) is an airline based in Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Turkish Airlines, Inc. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... EgyptAir Airlines Company (IATA Code: MS[1]), operating as EgyptAir (Arabic: مصر للطيران, Misr Lel-Tayaran) is the Cairo-based national airline of Egypt. ... Air India (Hindi: ) is the national flag carrier of India with a worldwide network of passenger and cargo services. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Co-location

Air China's B757-200 plane with the new Star Alliance logo, seen at Beijing Capital International Airport in December, 2007
A Turkish Airlines aircraft with the new Star Alliance logo seen at Beijing Capital International Airport's Terminal 3 on March 30, 2008, two days before it formally joined the Alliance

Not to be confused with China Airlines, the national airline of the Republic of China (Taiwan). ... Beijing Capital International Airport, (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (IATA: PEK, ICAO: ZBAA) is the main international airport that serves the capital city of Beijing, Peoples Republic of China. ... Turkish Airlines, Inc. ... Beijing Capital International Airport, (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (IATA: PEK, ICAO: ZBAA) is the main international airport that serves the capital city of Beijing, Peoples Republic of China. ... Heathrow redirects here. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... Boeing 747-400 Boeing 747-400 Boeing 767-300 landing Air New Zealand Limited (ASX:, NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Airbus A320 Fokker 70 (superseded colour scheme) Airbus A321-100 landing Austrian Airlines AG is the flag carrier airline of Austria, headquartered in Vienna. ... Croatia Airlines Airbus A319-100 near a Nippon Cargo Airways 747, at Amsterdam (Schiphol) Airport, the Netherlands. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced ) is the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried (second is Air France - KLM), and the flag carrier of Germany. ... Swiss International Air Lines Airbus A321 Swiss International Air Lines was formed before the 2001 bankruptcy of Swissair, Switzerlands former flag carrier. ... Boeing 727 with classic livery 1950s-1980 Airbus A321-200 with former livery 1980-2005 Airbus A321-200 Airbus A320-200 taking off A319 in Faro, Algarve. ... For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... South African Airways (SAA) is South Africas largest domestic and international airline company, with hubs in Cape Town and Johannesburg. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Beijing Capital International Airport, (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (IATA: PEK, ICAO: ZBAA) is the main international airport that serves the capital city of Beijing, Peoples Republic of China. ... Not to be confused with China Airlines, the national airline of the Republic of China (Taiwan). ... The Mexico City International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México or AICM), also called Benito Juárez International Airport (IATA: MEX, ICAO: MMMX) is a commercial airport that serves Mexico City, the capital of Mexico. ... Look up United in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Air Canada (TSX: AC.A, TSX: AC.B) is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced ) is the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried (second is Air France - KLM), and the flag carrier of Germany. ... US Airways is a low-cost carrier[2][3] owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... Shanghai Pudong International Airport (IATA: PVG, ICAO: ZSPD) (SSE: 600009) (Simplified Chinese上海浦东国际机场, Traditional Chinese 上海浦東國際機場, pinyin ShànghÇŽi PÇ”dōng Guójì JÄ«cháng) is an airport located in the eastern part of Pudong district of Shanghai, China. ... Not to be confused with China Airlines, the national airline of the Republic of China (Taiwan). ... Boeing 767-300 in Macau Shanghai Airlines (上海航空) is an airline based in Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. ... For the television series, see San Francisco International Airport (TV series). ... For the television series, see San Francisco International Airport (TV series). ... Air Canada (TSX: AC.A, TSX: AC.B) is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... // Asiana Airlines (아시아나 í•­ê³µ Asiana Hanggong KOSDAQ: 020560) (Formerly Seoul Airlines) is an airline based in Seoul, South Korea and is one of South Koreas two major airlines, along with Korean Air. ... Not to be confused with China Airlines, the national airline of the Republic of China (Taiwan). ... Boeing 747-400 Boeing 747-400 Boeing 767-300 landing Air New Zealand Limited (ASX:, NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. ... Narita International Airport ) (IATA: NRT, ICAO: RJAA) is an international airport located in Narita, Chiba, Japan, in the eastern portion of the Greater Tokyo Area. ... All Nippon Airways Co. ... Cairo International Airport (IATA: CAI, ICAO: HECA) (Arabic: مطار القاهرة الدولي) is the major civilian airport in Cairo, Egypt. ... EgyptAir Airlines Company (IATA Code: MS[1]), operating as EgyptAir (Arabic: مصر للطيران, Misr Lel-Tayaran) is the Cairo-based national airline of Egypt. ... , Destinations with direct service from Miami Miami International Airport (IATA: MIA, ICAO: KMIA, FAA LID: MIA) is a public airport located eight miles (13 km) northwest of the central business district of Miami, in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. ... Incheon Airport - Entrance Incheon Airport - Departures Incheon International Airport (IIA) (IATA: ICN, ICAO: RKSI) (Korean: ) is the largest airport in South Korea, and one of the largest and busiest in Asia. ... Toronto Airport redirects here. ... Singapore Changi Airport (新加坡樟宜机场 / Bandar Udara Changi Singapura / சிங்கப்பூர் சாங்கி விமானநிலையம்) in the city and State of Singapore is one of the largest aviation facilities in Asia. ...

Logo on aircraft

A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 with its corporate logo on the tailfin.
A Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 with its corporate logo on the tailfin.
Thai Airways International is one of the founding members of Star Alliance
Thai Airways International is one of the founding members of Star Alliance

All aircraft belonging to Star Alliance members display a Star Alliance logo at the front of the aircraft. Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 9V-SPA takes off from London Heathrow Airport bound for Singapore Changi Airport. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... Headquarters Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (Thai: ) (SET: THAI) is the national air carrier of Thailand, operating out of Suvarnabhumi Airport, and is a founding member of the Star Alliance network. ...


Some Star Alliance members paint their planes with the Star Alliance livery, usually featuring a white fuselage with "Star Alliance" signature written across and a dark-blue tailfin with the Star Alliance logo. Singapore Airlines still maintains its own corporate logo on the tailfin, the only Star Alliance member to do so. Asiana Airlines was the first Star Alliance member to paint their aircraft in Star Alliance livery. Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 9V-SPA takes off from London Heathrow Airport bound for Singapore Changi Airport. ... // Asiana Airlines (아시아나 항공 Asiana Hanggong KOSDAQ: 020560) (Formerly Seoul Airlines) is an airline based in Seoul, South Korea and is one of South Koreas two major airlines, along with Korean Air. ...


Member airlines

Starting in 2004, Star Alliance has divided its member airlines into "full members" and "regional members". Before being accepted as a regional member, airline must be sponsored by a full member. Full members may have some affiliate airlines (that either are owned by or are in a contractual relationship with a Star Alliance full member). Affiliate airlines fall under full member umbrella in respect to the Star Alliance rules, policies and benefits. All of the affiliate airlines grant Star Alliance frequent flyer benefits, and usually feature the Star Alliance logo on their aircraft, public relation materials and advertisement. In some cases (such as Air New Zealand link airlines and BMI Regional) the branding of the "parent" full member may be so strong as to mean passengers are unaware of the affiliate's independent existence. Boeing 747-400 Boeing 747-400 Boeing 767-300 landing Air New Zealand Limited (ASX:, NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. ... BMI Regional is an airline based in Aberdeen, United Kingdom. ...


Full members and their affiliates

* founding member Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Air Canada (TSX: AC.A, TSX: AC.B) is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jazz Air LP (Air Canada Jazz) is a Canadian regional airline based in the Halifax Regional Municipality, at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield, Nova Scotia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Not to be confused with China Airlines, the national airline of the Republic of China (Taiwan). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Boeing 747-400 Boeing 747-400 Boeing 767-300 landing Air New Zealand Limited (ASX:, NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Air Nelson is a regional airline based in Nelson, New Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Eagle Airways is a regional airline based in Hamilton, New Zealand with 10 crew bases from Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands to Blenheim in the Marlborough region. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Mount Cook Airline is a regional airline based in Christchurch, New Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... All Nippon Airways Co. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... This article is about an airline, for the Egyptian hieroglyphic character see Ankh. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea. ... // Asiana Airlines (아시아나 í•­ê³µ Asiana Hanggong KOSDAQ: 020560) (Formerly Seoul Airlines) is an airline based in Seoul, South Korea and is one of South Koreas two major airlines, along with Korean Air. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Airbus A320 Fokker 70 (superseded colour scheme) Airbus A321-100 landing Austrian Airlines AG is the flag carrier airline of Austria, headquartered in Vienna. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Tyrolean Airways (German: Tiroler Luftfahrt AG) was an airline based in Innsbruck, Austria, a member of the Austrian Airlines Group and the Star Alliance. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... Lauda Air is an airline based in Vienna, Austria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... British Midland Airways Limited or BMI, styled as bmi, (the companys trademark, formerly operated as British Midland) is a scheduled airline based in Donington Hall, close to East Midlands Airport, United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... BMI Regional is an airline based in Aberdeen, United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Boeing 737-500 LOT redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... EuroLOT ATR-42 Eurolot is an airline based in Warsaw, Poland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced ) is the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried (second is Air France - KLM), and the flag carrier of Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Air Dolomiti is a subsidiary of German national airline Lufthansa but is based in Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Augsburg Airways is an airline based in Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Contact Air Flugdienst is a regional airline headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Eurowings is an airline based in Dortmund, Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Avro RJ85 CRJ-100 Lufthansa CityLine GmbH is an airline based in Cologne, Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Scandinavian Airlines System or SAS is a multi-national airline for Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and the leading carrier in the Scandinavian countries, based in Stockholm, Sweden and owned by SAS AB. It is a founding member of the Star Alliance. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Boeing 767-300 in Macau Shanghai Airlines (上海航空) is an airline based in Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Singapore. ... Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 9V-SPA takes off from London Heathrow Airport bound for Singapore Changi Airport. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... South African Airways (SAA) is South Africas largest domestic and international airline company, with hubs in Cape Town and Johannesburg. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... South African Express Airways is an airline based in South Africa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Airlink is an airline based in South Africa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Spanair S.A. (IATA: JK, ICAO: JKK, and Callsign: Spanair), is an airline based in Palma, Mallorca, Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... For other uses, see Swiss (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Swiss European Air Lines is a subsidiary of the Swiss International Air Lines, operating as the latter on some of its nearby destinations. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Boeing 727 with classic livery 1950s-1980 Airbus A321-200 with former livery 1980-2005 Airbus A321-200 Airbus A320-200 taking off A319 in Faro, Algarve. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Portugália (Companhia Portuguesa de Transportes Aereos SA) is a regional airline based in Lisbon, Portugal, a subsidiary of TAP Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Thailand. ... Headquarters Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (Thai: ) (SET: THAI) is the national air carrier of Thailand, operating out of Suvarnabhumi Airport, and is a founding member of the Star Alliance network. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Turkish Airlines, Inc. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Ted is one of two airline divisional brands of United Airlines similiar in concept to the Delta Shuttle or the US Airways Shuttle, however specifically targeted in the United case to compete effectively in the low cost airline market. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... United Express is a brand name under which seven regional airlines operate feeder flights for United Airlines. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... US Airways is a low-cost carrier[2][3] owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... US Airways Express is a brand name used by several individually owned airlines or airline holding companies which provide regional airline and commuter service for US Airways. ...


Regional members

Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovenia. ... Adria Airways is an airline based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Blue1 is an airline based in Helsinki, Finland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Croatia Airlines Airbus A319-100 near a Nippon Cargo Airways 747, at Amsterdam (Schiphol) Airport, the Netherlands. ...

Future members

Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Air India (Hindi: ) is the national flag carrier of India with a worldwide network of passenger and cargo services. ... is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Air India Express is a spin off from the parent airline Air-India the national airline of India. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... EgyptAir Airlines Company (IATA Code: MS[1]), operating as EgyptAir (Arabic: مصر للطيران, Misr Lel-Tayaran) is the Cairo-based national airline of Egypt. ... is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... EgyptAir Express is a regional airline based in Cairo, Egypt. ...

Potential members

  • Flag of Russia AiRUnion On November 16 2007 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and AiRUnion which might lead to AiRUnions entrance into the alliance. Both Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa will support AiRUnion's efforts. [31]
  • Flag of Brazil TAM Airlines (TAM Linhas Aéreas) – the airline is currently partnered with United Airlines, Lufthansa and TAP Portugal.[8]Talks are on with TAM Brazil to replace Varig and restore Star Alliance to Latin America.[9][10]

Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... KrasAir Ilyuschin Il-86 KrasAir (Krasnoyarsk Airlines) is the fourth largest domestic carrier in Russia. ... Airbus A320 Fokker 70 (superseded colour scheme) Airbus A321-100 landing Austrian Airlines AG is the flag carrier airline of Austria, headquartered in Vienna. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced ) is the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried (second is Air France - KLM), and the flag carrier of Germany. ... KrasAir Ilyuschin Il-86 KrasAir (Krasnoyarsk Airlines) is the fourth largest domestic carrier in Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... TAM Linhas Aereas is an airline based in São Paulo, Brazil. ...

Former members

Mexicana aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2003. No longer a member, Mexicana left Star Alliance in 2004.
Mexicana aircraft with Star Alliance livery seen in 2003. No longer a member, Mexicana left Star Alliance in 2004.

Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Mexicana de Aviación (commonly known by the shorter name Mexicana) is Mexicos second largest airline company, after Aeroméxico, and the worlds third oldest airline still using its original name, after Hollands KLM and Colombias Avianca. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... “Ansett” redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... XA-MEX, a Mexicana A320 at Benito Juárez International Airport, México City, 2006. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... American Airlines, Inc. ... For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Oneworld (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Varig Boeing 737-300 Varig (Viação Aérea RIo Grandense) is an airline owned by Gol Transportes Aéreos based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

Premium status

Star Alliance has two premium levels, Silver and Gold, based on a customer's tier status in a member carrier's frequent flyer program. Each of the member and regional airlines recognizes Star Silver/Gold status, with a few exceptions (mainly pertaining to airport lounge access). The statuses have no specific requirements of their own; membership is based solely on the frequent flyer programs of individual member airlines. Many member airlines also have an additional premium status beyond Gold which is not recognised across Star Alliance. Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ...


Star Alliance Silver

Star Alliance Silver status is awarded to customers who have reached a premium level of a member carrier's frequent flyer program.


Benefits of Star Alliance Silver membership:

  • Priority reservations waitlisting
  • Priority airport stand-by

Some airlines also offer the following to Silver members:

  • Priority boarding
  • Priority airport check-in
  • Priority baggage handling
  • Preferred seating
  • Additional checked luggage allowance
  • Airport lounge access

Membership tiers granting Star Alliance Silver:

The lowest qualification criteria for a Star Alliance Silver status is 10,000 status miles earned during one calendar year with Thai's Royal Orchid Plus program [32] awarding a status valid for a full two years. Air Canada (TSX: AC.A, TSX: AC.B) is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... Not to be confused with China Airlines, the national airline of the Republic of China (Taiwan). ... Not to be confused with China Airlines, the national airline of the Republic of China (Taiwan). ... Boeing 747-400 Boeing 747-400 Boeing 767-300 landing Air New Zealand Limited (ASX:, NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. ... All Nippon Airways Co. ... // Asiana Airlines (아시아나 í•­ê³µ Asiana Hanggong KOSDAQ: 020560) (Formerly Seoul Airlines) is an airline based in Seoul, South Korea and is one of South Koreas two major airlines, along with Korean Air. ... Adria Airways is an airline based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe. ... Croatia Airlines Airbus A319-100 near a Nippon Cargo Airways 747, at Amsterdam (Schiphol) Airport, the Netherlands. ... Boeing 737-500 LOT redirects here. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced ) is the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried (second is Air France - KLM), and the flag carrier of Germany. ... Miles & More is the frequent flyer program of 12 European airlines. ... British Midland Airways Limited or BMI, styled as bmi, (the companys trademark, formerly operated as British Midland) is a scheduled airline based in Donington Hall, close to East Midlands Airport, United Kingdom. ... Blue1 is an airline based in Helsinki, Finland. ... Scandinavian Airlines System or SAS is a multi-national airline for Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and the leading carrier in the Scandinavian countries, based in Stockholm, Sweden and owned by SAS AB. It is a founding member of the Star Alliance. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Boeing 767-300 in Macau Shanghai Airlines (上海航空) is an airline based in Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. ... Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 9V-SPA takes off from London Heathrow Airport bound for Singapore Changi Airport. ... South African Airways (SAA) is South Africas largest domestic and international airline company, with hubs in Cape Town and Johannesburg. ... Spanair S.A. (IATA: JK, ICAO: JKK, and Callsign: Spanair), is an airline based in Palma, Mallorca, Spain. ... Boeing 727 with classic livery 1950s-1980 Airbus A321-200 with former livery 1980-2005 Airbus A321-200 Airbus A320-200 taking off A319 in Faro, Algarve. ... Thai Airways International Royal Orchid Plus (ROP) is the first frequent flyer program established in Thailand. ... Turkish Airlines, Inc. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... US Airways is a low-cost carrier[2][3] owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ...


Star Alliance Gold

Star Alliance Gold status is awarded to customers who have reached a high level of a member airline's frequent flyer program. Image File history File links Sgold. ...


Benefits of Star Alliance Gold membership:

  • Priority reservations waitlisting
  • Priority airport stand-by
  • Priority boarding
  • Priority airport check-in
  • Priority baggage handling
  • Additional checked luggage allowance of 20kg (or one extra piece where the piece concept applies)
  • Airport lounge access to designated Star Alliance Gold lounges on the day and at the place of departure, on presentation of a valid Star Alliance boarding pass (members of United States airlines only receive lounge access to U.S.-located lounges when traveling internationally)

Some airlines also offer the following to Gold members:

  • Preferred seating (exit seat, or even on a special section on the plane on some carriers, which provides more leg room)
  • Guaranteed seating on fully booked flights (subject to the booking class code and notice period)
  • Free upgrade (in the form of voucher/certificate or automatic upgrade upon check-in)

Membership tiers granting Star Alliance Gold:

The lowest qualification criteria for a Star Alliance Gold status is 35,000 status miles earned during one calendar year with Air Canada's Aeroplan program awarding a status valid for one year from March of the next year. Air Canada (TSX: AC.A, TSX: AC.B) is Canadas largest airline and flag carrier. ... Aeroplan is an air miles rewards systems for Air Canada. ... Not to be confused with China Airlines, the national airline of the Republic of China (Taiwan). ... Not to be confused with China Airlines, the national airline of the Republic of China (Taiwan). ... Boeing 747-400 Boeing 747-400 Boeing 767-300 landing Air New Zealand Limited (ASX:, NZX: AIR, Air New Zealand) is a scheduled passenger airline based in Auckland, New Zealand, and the national flag carrier. ... All Nippon Airways Co. ... // Asiana Airlines (아시아나 í•­ê³µ Asiana Hanggong KOSDAQ: 020560) (Formerly Seoul Airlines) is an airline based in Seoul, South Korea and is one of South Koreas two major airlines, along with Korean Air. ... Adria Airways is an airline based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe. ... Croatia Airlines Airbus A319-100 near a Nippon Cargo Airways 747, at Amsterdam (Schiphol) Airport, the Netherlands. ... Boeing 737-500 LOT redirects here. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced ) is the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried (second is Air France - KLM), and the flag carrier of Germany. ... Miles & More is the frequent flyer program of 12 European airlines. ... British Midland Airways Limited or BMI, styled as bmi, (the companys trademark, formerly operated as British Midland) is a scheduled airline based in Donington Hall, close to East Midlands Airport, United Kingdom. ... Blue1 is an airline based in Helsinki, Finland. ... Scandinavian Airlines System or SAS is a multi-national airline for Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and the leading carrier in the Scandinavian countries, based in Stockholm, Sweden and owned by SAS AB. It is a founding member of the Star Alliance. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Boeing 767-300 in Macau Shanghai Airlines (上海航空) is an airline based in Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. ... Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 9V-SPA takes off from London Heathrow Airport bound for Singapore Changi Airport. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... South African Airways (SAA) is South Africas largest domestic and international airline company, with hubs in Cape Town and Johannesburg. ... Spanair S.A. (IATA: JK, ICAO: JKK, and Callsign: Spanair), is an airline based in Palma, Mallorca, Spain. ... Boeing 727 with classic livery 1950s-1980 Airbus A321-200 with former livery 1980-2005 Airbus A321-200 Airbus A320-200 taking off A319 in Faro, Algarve. ... Thai Airways International Royal Orchid Plus (ROP) is the first frequent flyer program established in Thailand. ... Turkish Airlines, Inc. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... US Airways is a low-cost carrier[2][3] owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ...


Alternatively, 50,000 qualification miles during a calendar year in Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus program awards a Gold status with two years validity.


Furthermore, accumulating 100,000 miles over three calendar years in Asiana Airlines Club Programme will gain Gold status, with a renewal requirement of 40,000 miles in three calendar years – the lowest re-qualification criteria for a Star Alliance Gold status.


Destinations

// This is a list of Star Alliance destinations, including city and airport, compiled from the destinations of its 18 members and 3 regional carriers. ...

References

  1. ^ Facts & Figures – Star Alliance
  2. ^ Current issues arising with airline alliances: panel discussion. EUROPEAN AIR LAW ASSOCIATION. 11th Annual Conference. Recent developments in European air transport law and policy Lisbon, November 5, 1999
  3. ^ 2007 World Airlines Awards – Best Alliance. Skytrax (2007). Retrieved on 2007-08-27.
  4. ^ Star Alliance Gears Up For Terminal Moves at London Heathrow. Star Alliance. Retrieved on 2008-03-27.
  5. ^ ATW: Star Alliance has eye on India as Air China, Shanghai Airlines prepare to join
  6. ^ ATW: Star Alliance has eye on India as Air China, Shanghai Airlines prepare to join
  7. ^ http://www.egyptair.com.eg/English/AboutEgyptAir/NewsPress/star_alliance.htm
  8. ^ TAM could be the next Star Alliance memberfrom www.abtn.co.uk May 29, 2007
  9. ^ More Stars in the sky – Express TravelWorld
  10. ^ TAM hints at joining Star

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External links

Aviation Portal
  • Star Alliance – Official site
  • Photos of aircraft in Star Alliance livery

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