Star Alliance Members
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
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 different leading magazines and international organizations. 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 focus, accountability, and integrity.