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

 AirlineAirline  
Code
Member since Fleet    Hubs     
JP9/200410Ljubljana
A36/201036Athens
Thessaloniki
AC5/1997364Toronto
Montreal
Vancouver
Calgary
CA12/2007316Beijing
Chengdu
Shanghai
AI07/201498

Dehli

Mumbai

NZ3/1999104Auckland
NH10/1999241Tokio
Haneda
Narita
OZ3/200384Seoul
Incheon
OS3/200080Vienna
BR06/201367

Taipei

AV/TA06/2012165Bogota
San Salvador
Lima
O606/201541Brasilia
São Paulo-Guarulhos
SN12/200945Brussels
CM06/201298Panama City
OU12/200412Zagreb
MS7/200881Cairo
ET12/201177Addis Ababa
LO10/200335Warsaw
LH5/1997428Frankfurt
Munich
SK5/1997142Copenhagen
Oslo
Stockholm
ZH11/2012141Shenzhen
Guangzhou
SQ4/2000105Singapore
SA4/200652Johannesburg
LX4/200690Zurich
TP3/200577Lissabon
Porto
TG5/1997101Bangkok
Chiang Mai
Phuket
Hat Yai
TK4/2008260Istanbul
Ankara
UA5/1997
10/2009 (CO)
1.265Chicago
Cleveland
Denver
Houston
Los Angeles
Newark
San Francisco
Washington D.C.