Star Alliance – the first and biggest airline grouping

In cooperation with four other airlines, Lufthansa founded Star Alliance in 1997 for the purpose of providing customers with better service, worldwide.

Customers benefit immensely

To make air travel even easier, the member airlines have coordinated their schedules, which often shortens the overall journey time for passengers switching from one Star Alliance airline to another on connecting flights. Moreover, customers receive a boarding pass for onwards flights, even if they fly on with a different Star Alliance member.

As members of Star Alliance frequent flyer programmes, passengers can redeem mileage accruals across the entire alliance network. So they rise to a higher status essentially faster than they would in any individual frequent flyer programme. Star Alliance airlines benefit as well.

Their integration in a global network reduces their costs and enables them to harness synergies to further improve their customer services. The airlines are usually accommodated under one roof, for example, with common check-in facilities in the same terminal and mutual access to their lounges.

These are the current member airlines

 Airline Airline  
Code
Member since Fleet     Hubs     
A3 6/2010 36 Athens
Thessaloniki
AC 5/1997 364 Toronto
Montreal
Vancouver
Calgary
CA 12/2007 316 Beijing
Chengdu
Shanghai
AI 07/2014 98

Dehli

Mumbai

NZ 3/1999 104 Auckland
NH 10/1999 241 Tokio
Haneda
Narita
OZ 3/2003 84 Seoul
Incheon
OS 3/2000 80 Vienna
BR 06/2013 67

Taipei

AV/TA 06/2012 165 Bogota
San Salvador
Lima
SN 12/2009 45 Brussels
CM 06/2012 98 Panama City
OU 12/2004 12 Zagreb
MS 7/2008 81 Cairo
ET 12/2011 77 Addis Ababa
LO 10/2003 35 Warsaw
LH 5/1997 428 Frankfurt
Munich
SK 5/1997 142 Copenhagen
Oslo
Stockholm
ZH 11/2012 141 Shenzhen
Guangzhou
SQ 4/2000 105 Singapore
SA 4/2006 52 Johannesburg
LX 4/2006 90 Zurich
TP 3/2005 77 Lissabon
Porto
TG 5/1997 101 Bangkok
Chiang Mai
Phuket
Hat Yai
TK 4/2008 260 Istanbul
Ankara
UA 5/1997
10/2009 (CO)
1.265 Chicago
Cleveland
Denver
Houston
Los Angeles
Newark
San Francisco
Washington D.C.