Star Alliance

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The Star Alliance is the largest airline alliance in the world. This page deals with all the information to do with the Star Alliance and its members

Chairman: Calin Rovinescu

CEO: Mark Schwab

Members:

Adria Airways (Slovenian) – 18 November 2004

Aegean Airlines (Greek) – 30 June 2010

Air Canada (Canadian) – 14 May 1997 [founding member]

Air China (Chinese) – 12 December 2007

Air New Zealand (New Zealander) – 3 May 1999

All Nippon Airways (Japanese) – 15 October 1999

Asiana Airlines (South Korean) – 28 March 2003

Austrian Airlines (Austrian) – 26 March 2000

Avianca (Colombian) – 21 June 2012

Brussels Airlines (Belgian) – 9 December 2009

Copa Airlines (Panamanian) – 21 June 2012

Croatia Airlines (Croatian) – 18 November 2004

Egyptair (Egyptian) – 11 July 2008

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) – 13 December 2011

EVA Air (Taiwanese/Chinese) – 18 June 2013 [latest member]

LOT Polish Airlines (Polish) – 26 October 2003

Lufthansa (German) – 14 May 1997 [founding member]

Scandinavian Airlines (Swedish/Norwegian/Danish) – 14 May 1997 [founding member]

Shenzhen Airlines (Chinese) – 29 November 2012

Singapore Airlines (Singaporean) – 1 April 2000

 South African Airways (South African) – 10 April 2006

Swiss (International) Airlines (Swiss) – 1 April 2006

TAP Portugal (Portuguese) – 14 March 2005

Thai Airways (Thai) – 14 May 1997 [founding member]

Turkish Airlines (Turkish) – 1 April 2008

United Airlines (American) – 14 May 1997 [founding member] 

Air Canada Airbus A340 with Star Alliance livery

Here is the news:

All Nippon Airways takes delivery of their 50th 787 Dreamliner

All Nippon Airways’ 50th Boeing 787. Source: Aircargoweek.com

All Nippon Airways has taken delivery of their fiftieth Boeing 787 Dreamliner. During a ceremony held at Boeing’s Everett Delivery Centre, Boeing gave ANA its fiftieth Dreamliner, a 787-9 registered JA882A (c/n 43872).

Osamu Shinobe, President and CEO of All Nippon Airways commented:

The 787 has played a significant role in opening up routes into new markets, while also forming the backbone of our long-haul fleet.  As the launch customer for the Dreamliner family, we are proud to welcome the 50th aircraft into our fleet, where it will continue to serve our passengers with the most innovative and memorable flying experience.

ANA became the 787 launch customer in 2004 when it purchased 50 aircraft and in 2011, seven years later, it was the first airline to take delivery of this revolutionary aircraft.  ANA’s current fleet consists of 36 787-8s and 14 -9s and also having another 33 Dreamliners still on order, including the newest and longest member of the Dreamliner family, the 787-10.

United Launches its first trans-pacific route – San Francisco (US)- Xi’an (China)

Boeing 787 (Dreamliner) – Source: United Hub.

On the 8th of May 2016, United Airlines launched a new route – San Francisco in the US to Xi’an in China. UA have launched this route because Chinese routes to the US have a very high demand. This route is operated by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The route has been given the number #853. The airline is famous all around the world, especially in China. This new route however is unique because this is the first ever trans-pacific flight to land in Xi’an Xianyang International Airport.

Air Canada Rouge to expand sun destinations

Air Canada Jetz A319 by AirCanada.com

Air Canada Rouge has announced that it would start flying to new winter seasonal routes to sun routes. The new routes are:

Montreal to:

November

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (18th)

December

Palm Springs, California (14th)

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (21st)

San Jose, Costa Rica (22nd)

Frequency chart here: Thanks to Airwaysnews.com!

They will use their Boeing 767-300ER (282 seats) aircraft on all except the Palm Springs route. The Palm Springs route will be A319 operated – 136 seats. Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada said:

Air Canada is solidifying its position in the Canadian leisure market by offering more flights to more sun destinations during the 2016-2017 winter season. Flights are timed to optimize connectivity for travelers from all across Quebec and Eastern Canada looking to escape the Canadian winter.

Air Canada Rouge (ACR) currently serves 70 leisure destinations across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean. These are all short-haul. Europe, Asia, South America and Africa are ACR’s long haul ones.