Star Alliance

global airline alliance

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 678.7 million passengers.


Member airline Joined
  Aegean Airlines 2010
  Air Canada[A] 1997
  Air China 2007
  Air New Zealand 1999
  All Nippon Airways 1999
  Asiana Airlines 2003
  Austrian Airlines 2000
  Avianca 2012
  Brussels Airlines 2009
  Copa Airlines 2012
  Croatia Airlines 2004
  EgyptAir 2008
  Ethiopian Airlines 2011
  EVA Air 2013
  LOT Polish Airlines 2003
  Lufthansa[A] 1997
  Scandinavian Airlines[A]
  Shenzhen Airlines 2012
  Singapore Airlines 2000
  South African Airways 2006
  Swiss International Air Lines 2006
  TAM Airlines[B] 2010
  TAP Portugal 2005
  Thai Airways International[A] 1997
  Turkish Airlines 2008
  United Airlines[A] 1997
  US Airways[C] 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 membersEdit


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