Star Alliance Members
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 20, 1933 as the "State Airlines Administration" under the direction of the Ministry of Defense. 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.