Star Alliance facts for kids
Star Alliance is the world's first and largest airline alliance. Its headquarters are in Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany. 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. 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.
|Air New Zealand||1999|
|All Nippon Airways||1999|
|LOT Polish Airlines||2003|
|South African Airways||2006|
|Swiss International Air Lines||2006|
|Thai Airways International||1997|
Left alliance on 30 March 2014 and moved to Oneworld with LAN Airlines.
Left alliance in early 2014 upon completion of merger with American Airlines.
- Ansett Australia
- Continental Airlines
- Mexicana de Aviacion
- Shanghai Airlines
- TACA Airlines
- TAM Airlines
- US Airways
- Varig Brazilian Airlines
Images for kids
Star Alliance members Scandinavian Airlines, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines (with Star Alliance livery), and Air China (in the field) using Terminal 3E of Beijing Capital International Airport as part of the "Move Under One Roof" program to co-locate alliance members
Egyptair Airbus A330 with Star Alliance livery
Air India Boeing 787-8 with special Star Alliance livery
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