The Slovenian airline Adria Airways has a wealth of experience spanning over 51 years in charter and scheduled air traffic. The Adria Airways story dates back to 1961, when it was founded as a charter company. In the eighties the airline started serving scheduled routes, and became a member of the IATA, the International Air Transport Association.
Aegean Airlines began scheduled passenger operations in May 1999, following the liberalisation of the Greek domestic market. The strategy of the company at its inception and to date is to provide full service, premium quality short and medium haul services.
Air Canada is Canada’s largest full-service airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. transborder market and in the international market to and from Canada. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, providing the world's most comprehensive air transportation network.
Air China is China’s national flag carrier and a Star Alliance member. In addition to commercial operations, it also provides special flight services for the country’s state leaders on official visits to other countries.
Air New Zealand, founded in 1940 as Tasman Empire Airways Limited, is New Zealand’s national airline. Air New Zealand is committed to delivering a uniquely New Zealand experience to its customers while offering the very highest standards of customer service and care. The airline takes pride in showcasing the best of New Zealand at every touch-point, from award-winning wines to modern, contemporary airline lounges that reflect the relaxed lifestyle enjoyed by New Zealanders.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the ninth largest airline in the world by revenues and the largest in Japan by passenger numbers. ANA has been a core member of Star Alliance since 1999 and more than 20 million members belong to its Frequent Flyer Program (ANA Mileage Club).
Every journey begins with the first step. Asiana took that first step in 1988 when it was introduced as the second flag carrier of Korea. On the occasion of its 15th Anniversary in 2003, Asiana took its next major step by joining the Star Alliance network.
Austrian Airlines is the leading carrier in Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Since the beginning of flight operations on 31st of March 1958, Austrian Airlines succeeded as a pioneer in including new, yet unknown destinations in the route network.
Avianca is the commercial brand that represents the Latin American airlines integrated in Avianca Holdings S.A. Through its membership with Star Alliance, Avianca offers the possibility to connect to more than 1,200 destinations in 195 countries globally.
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Founded in 1998, Avianca is the fastest growing airline in Brazil, serving 21 domestic destinations with over 200 daily flights. Avianca is widely recognized for its product and service, due to its modern fleet, full onboard service and individual in-flight entertainment.
Brussels Airlines, member of Lufthansa Group and a Star Alliance member, is the Belgian airline that offers the widest choice of flights to and from the capital of Europe, Brussels Airport.
Copa Airlines was founded in 1947 as Compañía Panameña de Aviación, the national airline of Panama. In 1980, the airline withdrew from the domestic market to focus on its international reach and is today a leading Latin American provider of passenger and cargo services.
Croatia Airlines, the Croatian flag carrier (international label CTN, flight label OU) was established in 1989 under the name of Zagal. Croatia Airlines is a mid-sized European airline in constant growth. In its more than twenty years of existence, it has connected Croatian cities with the most important European centres and, through them, the entire World.
EgyptAir is the world –renowned national airline of Egypt. It started operation on the 7th of May 1932. Throughout its 80 years of service, EGYPTAIR has experienced a significant growth and has taken the lead to be the first airline in the Middle East and Africa, the seventh in the world to join IATA and has become a treasured brand.
As flag carrier of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Airlines has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in Africa for efficiency and operational success, turning profits for most years of its existence.
LOT Polish Airlines was established on January 1st, 1929. As one of the oldest airlines LOT has come a long way since its first aircraft, Junkers, designed with limited seating and a yearly carriage of several hundred passengers. In 1930, LOT Polish Airlines joined the International Air Transportation Association (IATA). In 1989, LOT became the first carrier in Eastern Europe to fly western-made Boeing 767.
Lufthansa is one of the world's largest and most prestigious airlines as well as an aviation group with a network of more than 400 subsidiaries around the globe. The Lufthansa Group is dedicated to quality and innovation, safety and reliability. Headquartered in Germany (Cologne), Deutsche Lufthansa AG operates in five business segments – passenger transportation, logistics, MRO, catering and IT services. Its operational centre for passenger and cargo services is located at its first hub Frankfurt, its second hub is based in Munich and its third hub is located in Duesseldorf.
SAS (Scandinavian Airlines System) was founded in August 1946 as a consortium of the national airlines of Denmark Norway and Sweden. Over the years, SAS has established itself as an innovative, pioneering airline. In the 1960s, it became the first airline in the world to fly over the North Pole and in 1962 was awarded the Christopher Columbus Prize - often called the Nobel Prize of communication - in recognition of its pioneering transpolar flights. In 1952, SAS was the first airline in the world to introduce Tourist Class, a discounted ticket with certain conditions. The entire airline industry later followed suit.
Shenzhen Airlines Co., Ltd, was founded in November 1992 and started operations on September 17 of the following year. With Air China and Shenzhen International Total Logistics (Shenzhen) Co, Ltd as its major shareholders, Shenzhen Airlines focuses on passenger, cargo and mail transportation.
Singapore Airlines (SIA)' history can be traced back to 1st May 1947, when Malayan Airways operated its first commercial flight linking Singapore with Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Penang. The airline was later renamed Malaysian Airways (1963) and Malaysia-Singapore Airlines (1966), which was split in two in 1972, creating Malaysian Airline System (since renamed Malaysia Airlines) and SIA. Over a period of more than half a century, SIA has earned a reputation as an innovative market leader, combining a quality product with excellent service.
South African Airways (SAA) celebrated its 78th Anniversary in 2012 and is one of the oldest airlines in the world. SAA has received numerous “Best African Airline: awards from difference leading magazines and international organisations. The airline operates one of the most technologically advanced aircraft fleets in the world and offers an exclusive and highly rated product. The vision of SAA is to be an African Airline with Global Reach underpinned by values of safety, valuing its people, customer focused, accountability and integrity.
As the airline of Switzerland, SWISS is a byword for traditional Swiss values. True to its roots, the company is dedicated to providing the highest possible quality in all its products and services. With its manageable medium size, SWISS is also optimally equipped to remain as close as possible to its customers and meet their individual needs.
TAP Portugal is the Portuguese leading airline, member of Star Alliance since March 14, 2005. Its Lisbon hub is a key European gateway at the crossroads of the African, North & South American continents, where TAP stands out as a leading carrier in operation to Brazil, with direct services to 10 different gateways.
Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) is the national carrier of the Kingdom of Thailand. Its founding partnership with SAS in 1959 was one of the earliest airline alliances ever signed. THAI aims to be the “First Choice Carrier with Touches of Thai.”
Turkish Airlines, Turkey's national flag carrier, was founded in Ankara on May 20th, 1933 as the "State Airlines Administration" under the direction of the Ministry of Defence. In 1956, it was restructured, becoming "Turkish Airlines". Turkish Airlines has been a proud member of Star Alliance since 2008 and is pleased to offer its customers the wide range of benefits that membership provides.
United is a founding member of the Star Alliance network. The airline has a rich history in aviation, tracing its roots to 1926 when a small Swallow biplane owned by Walter T. Varney carried airmail to Nevada from Pasco, Washington – a flight that marked the true beginning of commercial air transportation and the birth of United Airlines.
Air India occupies a special place in the global and Indian aviation scenario. It pioneered the aviation in India and its history is synonymous with the history of civil aviation in India. Air India has grown to become a mega international airline with a network of more than 30 destinations across the USA, Europe, Canada, Far-East and South-East Asia and the Gulf.