What Are Some Member Airlines of the Star Alliance Network?


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Some of the most prominent members of the star alliance are Air Canada, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, United Airlines and Air India. The alliance was founded in 1997 by Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways International, Air Canada, Lufthansa, and United Airlines.

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The Star Alliance is the world's largest and the first global airline alliance. The members of the alliance operate a fleet of about 4,000 aircraft, from more than 1,000 airports in 194 countries, and carry more than 600 million passengers per year, with more than 18,000 daily departures. The alliance has a two-tier rewards program, Silver and Gold, with incentives such as priority boarding and upgrades to members of the rewards program. Star Alliance airlines share airport terminals, and the alliance currently includes 28 full-member airlines, with 40 affiliates.

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