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Star Alliance
Star Alliance Logo.svg
Launch date 14 May 1997
Full members 27
Non-voting members 40 affiliates
Destination airports 1,321[1]
Destination countries 193[1]
Annual passengers (M) 637.62 million[1]
Annual RPK (G) 1,331[1]
Fleet size 4,456[1]
Management Mark Schwab, CEO[2]
Calin Rovinescu, Chairman
Alliance slogan The Way The Earth Connects
Headquarters Frankfurt am Main, Germany[3]

Star Alliance is the world's largest global airline alliance. Founded on 14 May 1997, its current CEO is Mark Schwab and its headquarters is in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.[3] As of 31 March 2014 Star Alliance is the largest global alliance by passenger count with 637.6 million, ahead of SkyTeam (588 million) and Oneworld (512.8 million). Its slogan is "The Way The Earth Connects".

As of March 2014 Star Alliance's 27 member airlines operate a fleet of about 4,000 aircraft, serve more than 1,000 airports in 194 countries and carry 637.6 million passengers per year on more than 18,000 daily departures. The alliance has a two-tier rewards program, Silver and Gold, with incentives including priority boarding and upgrades. Like other airline alliances, Star Alliance airlines share airport terminals (known as co-location) and many member planes are painted in the alliance's livery.


1997–1999: First alliance[edit]

Tails of four planes on the tarmac
Lufthansa is one of the alliance's founding members.
Logo with five pyramids over "Star Alliance"
First Star Alliance logo, still in use today

On 14 May 1997, an agreement was announced forming Star Alliance from five airlines on three continents: Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways International, Air Canada, Lufthansa, and United Airlines.[4][5] The alliance chose Young & Rubicam for advertising, with a budget of $25 million (€18 million).[6] The airlines shared the star logo from the beginning, with its five points representing the founding airlines. The alliance adopted its first slogan, "The Airline Network for Earth",[4] with its goal "an alliance that will take passengers to every major city on earth".[5]


VARIG joined the Star Alliance network[4][7] on 22 October 1997, extending the alliance into South America. Also joining were Ansett Australia and Air New Zealand, expanding Star Alliance to Australia and the Pacific.[8] With the addition of the latter two carriers, the alliance served 720 destinations in 110 countries with a combined fleet of 1,650 aircraft. The next airline to join was All Nippon Airways (ANA), the group's second Asian airline, on 15 October 1999. [9][10]

2000-2006: Expansion[edit]

During the early 2000s a number of airlines joined Star Alliance; the Austrian Airlines Group (Austrian Airlines, Tyrolean Airways and Lauda Air) joined on 26 March 2000[11][12] and Singapore Airlines on 1 April.[13] BMI (British Midland) and Mexicana Airlines joined on 1 July, bringing the alliance's membership to 13.[14] The addition of BMI made London Heathrow the only European hub with two alliances. During the year Emirates considered joining Star Alliance, but decided against it.[15] That year the now-defunct BWIA West Indies Airways, which had entered an alliance with United Airlines, considered becoming a member but did not.[16] In 2000 the alliance also opened its first three business centers (in Los Angeles, Frankfurt, and Bangkok) and announced the formation of an Alliance Management Team (AMT), the partnership's executive body.[17] In September 2001 Ansett Australia (the alliance's only Australian member) left Star Alliance due to bankruptcy, giving most of the Australian market to Qantas (a Oneworld member). That year Star Alliance announced the appointment of a new CEO, Jaan Albrecht.[17]

Asiana Airlines joined the alliance on 1 March 2003,[18] Spanair on 1 May,[19] and LOT Polish Airlines (Poland's flag carrier) in October.[20] Around this time Mexicana Airlines left the alliance after deciding not to renew a codeshare agreement with United Airlines, later joining Oneworld.[17] US Airways joined the alliance in May 2003,[21] becoming its second US-based airline. In November Adria Airways, Blue1 and Croatia Airlines joined the alliance as its first three regional members.[22]

Although Star Alliance invited Lineas Aereas Azteca in 2005 to join in mid-2007, the airline filed for bankruptcy. TAP Portugal joined on 14 March 2005, adding African destinations to the network.[23][24] In April 2006 Swiss International Air Lines, the alliance's sixth European airline, and South African Airways (its first African carrier) became the 17th and 18th members.[25]

2007: Tenth anniversary[edit]

By May 2007, Star Alliance's 10th anniversary, its members had a combined 16,000 daily departures to 855 destinations in 155 countries and served 406 million passengers annually. The alliance introduced Biosphere Connections, a partnership with UNESCO, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the Ramsar Convention On Wetlands to promote environmental sustainability.[26][27]

Today, nearly 30% of global air travellers use the services of our member carriers or, looking at it from an overall industry perspective, two thirds of world-wide air travellers use one of the three airline alliances.

— Jaan Albrecht, former Star Alliance CEO[28]

VARIG left the alliance on 31 January 2007,[29] and the two Chinese airlines Air China and Shanghai Airlines joined on 12 December.[30]

2008–2010: Second decade of operations[edit]

On 1 April 2008 Turkish Airlines joined the alliance after a 15-month integration process beginning in December 2006, becoming its seventh European airline[31] and 20th member. EgyptAir, Egypt's national airline and Star Alliance's second African carrier, joined on 11 July 2008.[32]

On 27 October 2009, Continental Airlines became the 25th member of Star Alliance after leaving SkyTeam three days earlier. According to alliance CEO Jaan Albrecht, "Bringing Continental Airlines into Star Alliance has been a truly unique experience. This is the first time an airline has moved directly from one alliance to another and I would like to thank all those involved in ensuring a smooth switch". At the time, it was rumored that the switch was Continental's first move in a planned United Airlines-Continental merge.[33] Two months later, Brussels Airlines joined the alliance.[34]

Brazilian carrier TAM Airlines joined Star Alliance on 13 May 2010,[35] increasing its foothold in South America.[36] Aegean Airlines, Greece's largest airline by number of passengers, joined on 30 June.[37]

Shanghai Airlines left the alliance on 31 October 2010 when it merged with China Eastern Airlines, a SkyTeam member.[38] On 29 September, the chief executive board approved Ethiopian Airlines as Star Alliance's 30th member.[39] In 2010 the alliance flew to 1,172 airports in 181 countries, with about 21,200 daily departures.[39]

2011-present: Further expansion[edit]

Since 2011 more airlines have joined, and others have left due to their collapse or restructuring. In August 2011, after several delays, Air India was rejected for membership when it did not meet alliance requirements.[40][41] On 13 December 2011 Ethiopian Airlines joined, adding five countries and 24 destinations to the alliance's map.[42]

Star Alliance had a tumultuous 2012, with Spanair leaving early in the year when the carrier ceased operations.[43] In early March Continental merged with United Airlines, ending its membership in the alliance.[44] BMI left on 20 April after its acquisition by International Airlines Group (IAG), parent company of Oneworld members Iberia and British Airways.[45] On 21 June Avianca, TACA Airlines and Copa Airlines joined the alliance, increasing its Latin American presence.[46] In November Blue1 left the alliance, becoming an affiliate of parent Scandinavian Airlines.[47] Shenzhen Airlines joined on 29 November, augmenting Air China's Chinese network.[48]

On 8 March 2013, TAM Airlines announced its departure due to its merger with LAN Airlines to become LATAM Airlines Group.[49] With the addition of EVA Air on 18 June and TACA's integration into Avianca, the alliance now had 28 members and was the largest of the three major airline alliances.[50] On 13 December, Air India was again invited to begin an integration process with Star Alliance.[51] On 31 March 2014 TAM Airlines moved to Oneworld, and US Airways and an American Airlines affiliate also left the alliance.[52] That day, Avianca Brazil announced that it would join Star Alliance in 2014 as an affiliate of Avianca.[53] After TAM Airlines and US Airways left, the alliance had 26 members. On 24 June Air India was approved, joining the alliance on 11 July.[54][55][56][57] Avianca Brazil finally joined the alliance on 22 July 2015.[58]

Member airlines[edit]

Air Canada plane in flight
Lufthansa plane in flight
Scandinavian Airlines plane taking off
Thai Airways plane on the tarmac
United Airlines plane in flight
Air Canada, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways International and United Airlines are the five founding members of the alliance.

Members and affiliates[edit]

Member Joined Affiliates
Adria Airways[59] 18 November 2004 N/A
Aegean Airlines[59] 30 June 2010 Olympic Air
Air Canada[A][59] 14 May 1997 Air Canada Express[B][D]
Air Canada Rouge
Air China[59] 12 December 2007 Dalian Airlines
Air India[59] 11 July 2014 Air India Regional[B][E]
Air New Zealand[59] 3 May 1999 Air New Zealand Link[B][F]
All Nippon Airways[59] 15 October 1999 Air Japan
ANA Wings
Vanilla Air
Asiana Airlines[59] 28 March 2003 N/A
Austrian Airlines[59] 26 March 2000 N/A
Avianca[59] 21 June 2012 Avianca Brazil
Avianca Costa Rica
Avianca Ecuador
Avianca El Salvador
Avianca Guatemala
Avianca Honduras
Avianca Nicaragua
Avianca Peru
Brussels Airlines[59] 9 December 2009 N/A
Copa Airlines[59] 21 June 2012 Copa Airlines Colombia
Croatia Airlines[59] 18 November 2004 N/A
EgyptAir[59] 11 July 2008 EgyptAir Express
Ethiopian Airlines[59] 13 December 2011 N/A
EVA Air[59] 18 June 2013 N/A
LOT Polish Airlines[59] 26 October 2003 LOT Charters
Lufthansa[A][59] 14 May 1997 Lufthansa Regional[B][C][G]
Lufthansa CityLine
Air Dolomiti
Scandinavian Airlines[A][59] 14 May 1997 N/A
Shenzhen Airlines[59] 29 November 2012 N/A
Singapore Airlines[59] 1 April 2000 Silkair
South African Airways[59] 10 April 2006 Airlink
South African Express
Swiss International Air Lines[59] 1 April 2006 Swiss Global Air Lines
Edelweiss Air
TAP Portugal[59] 14 March 2005 Portugalia
PGA Express
Thai Airways[A][59] 14 May 1997 Thai Smile
Turkish Airlines[59] 1 April 2008 Anadolu Jet
United Airlines[A][59] 14 May 1997 United Express[B][H]

A Founding member.
B Airlines operating under Air Canada Express, Air New Zealand Link, Lufthansa Regional, Tyrolean Airways and United Express are not necessarily members of Star Alliance. However, flights are operated on behalf of the respective member airlines, carry their designator code and are Star Alliance flights.
C Members of Lufthansa Regional that are fully owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D Air Canada Express flights are operated by[60][61] Air Georgian, EVAS Air, Jazz Aviation, Sky Regional Airlines.
E Air India Regional flights are operated by Alliance Air.
F Air New Zealand Link flights are operated by Air Nelson, Eagle Airways and Mount Cook Airline.
G Lufthansa Regional flights are operated by Air Dolomiti, Eurowings and Lufthansa CityLine.
H United Express flights are operated by Cape Air, CommutAir, ExpressJet Airlines, GoJet Airlines, Mesa Airlines, Republic Airlines, Shuttle America, SkyWest Airlines, and Trans States Airlines.

Future members[edit]

As of September 2015, no airlines are scheduled to join the alliance.

Former members and affiliates[edit]

Former member Joined Exited Affiliates Notes
Ansett Australia 3 May 1999 12 September 2001 Aeropelican Air Services
Hazelton Airlines
Kendell Airlines
Skywest Airlines
Collapsed 12 September 2001.
Blue1 3 November 2004 1 November 2012 N/A Left the alliance on 1 November 2012 after SAS took over mainline operations, now a member affiliate of Scandinavian Airlines.[45]
British Midland International 1 July 2000 20 April 2012 BMI regional
Left the alliance on 20 April 2012 as a result of its merger with International Airlines Group. IAG's subsidiaries British Airways and Iberia are Oneworld members; BMI merged with British Airways on 27 October 2012.[47]
Continental Airlines 27 October 2009 3 March 2012 Continental Connection
Continental Express
Continental Micronesia
Merged with United Airlines on 3 March 2012
Mexicana 1 July 2000 31 March 2004 Aerocaribe Left the alliance in 2004 after deciding not to renew a codeshare alliance with United Airlines, opting instead to codeshare with American Airlines, and joined Oneworld on 10 November 2009. Collapsed 28 August 2010.
Shanghai Airlines 12 December 2007 31 October 2010 China United Airlines Left the alliance on 31 October 2010 as a result of its merger with China Eastern Airlines, a SkyTeam member.
Spanair 1 May 2003 27 January 2012 AeBal Collapsed 27 January 2012.
TACA Airlines 21 June 2012 27 May 2013 TACA Regional operated by:
La Costeña
Sansa Airlines
Merged with Avianca on 27 May 2013; renamed Avianca El Salvador.
TAM Airlines 13 May 2010 30 March 2014 TAM Paraguay Left the alliance on 30 March 2014 as a result of its merger with LAN Airlines, a Oneworld member.
US Airways 4 May 2004 30 March 2014 US Airways Express
US Airways Shuttle
Left the alliance on 30 March 2014 as a result of its merger with American Airlines, a Oneworld member.
VARIG 22 October 1997 31 January 2007 Nordeste
Rio Sul
Ceased operations 20 July 2006.

Former affiliates of current members[edit]

Former affiliate Joined Left Affiliate of Notes
Air Canada Tango
Air Canada Now part of Air Canada
Air Nova
Air Canada
Air Next
All Nippon Airways
Air Nippon
All Nippon Airways
Air Ontario
Air Canada
Scandinavian Airlines
LOT Polish Airlines
Cyprus Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Korongo Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Lauda Air
Austrian Airlines Replaced by Austrian Airlines operations
Lufthansa Italia
United Shuttle
United Airlines Became part of United Airlines
Swiss Private Aviation
Swiss International Air Lines
Tyrolean Airways
Austrian Airlines Now part of Austrian Airlines
Air Canada

Customer service[edit]

Codeshare flights of Star Alliance airlines are consistent. This cooperation led to suspicions of anti-competitive behavior; the alliance was suspected by the European Union of being a virtual merger of its members, and speculation existed that if government regulations were relaxed the members would merge into one corporation.[62]

Star Alliance developed a "regional" concept in 2004, which helped it penetrate markets with participation by smaller regional carriers. Regional Star Alliance members had to be sponsored by an alliance member. The alliance no longer designates airlines as "regional" members, now referring to its 27 airlines as "members".[63]

In 2007, alliance members flew 18,521 daily flights to 1,321 airports in 193 countries with a fleet of 4,025 aircraft. Its members carried a total of 627.52 million passengers, with revenue of US$156.8 billion (€145 billion). It had 28 percent of the global market based on revenue passenger kilometers (RPK), greater than the combined market share of all airlines not in one of the three major alliances. All alliance carriers combined employed over 405,000 pilots, flight attendants, and other staff. Star Alliance was voted best airline alliance in the Skytrax 2007 World Airline Awards.[64]

Member hubs[edit]

Members Hubs Nearby airports
Adria Airways Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport Pristina International Airport Adem Jashari
Tirana International Airport
Aegean Airlines Athens International Airport
Heraklion International Airport
Thessaloniki International Airport
Corfu International Airport
Larnaca International Airport
Kalamata International Airport
Rhodes International Airport
Air Canada Calgary International Airport
Montréal-Trudeau International Airport
Toronto Pearson International Airport
Vancouver International Airport
Edmonton International Airport
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport
Winnipeg International Airport
Air China Beijing Capital International Airport
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Tianjin Binhai International Airport
Wuhan Tianhe International Airport
Air India Indira Gandhi International Airport
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
Chennai International Airport
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport
Changi Airport
Kempegowda International Airport
Trivandrum International Airport
Cochin International Airport
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
Air New Zealand Auckland Airport
Christchurch Airport
Wellington International Airport
Los Angeles International Airport
Sydney Airport
All Nippon Airways Kansai International Airport
Haneda Airport
Narita International Airport
Osaka International Airport
Chūbu Centrair International Airport
New Chitose Airport
Asiana Airlines Incheon International Airport
Gimpo International Airport
Gimhae International Airport
Jeju International Airport
Austrian Airlines Vienna International Airport Innsbruck Airport
Avianca El Dorado International Airport
El Salvador International Airport
Jorge Chávez International Airport
Juan Santamaría International Airport
Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport
José María Córdova International Airport
La Aurora International Airport
Augusto C. Sandino International Airport
Miami International Airport
São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport
Brussels Airlines Brussels Airport N/A
Copa Airlines Tocumen International Airport

El Dorado International Airport

José María Córdova International Airport
Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport
Juan Santamaría International Airport
La Aurora International Airport
Augusto C. Sandino International Airport
Croatia Airlines Zagreb Airport Dubrovnik Airport
Split Airport
Zadar Airport
EgyptAir Cairo International Airport Borg El Arab Airport
Hurghada International Airport
Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport
Ethiopian Airlines Bole International Airport N/A
EVA Air Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Kaohsiung International Airport
Suvarnabhumi Airport
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport Copernicus Airport Wrocław
John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice
Lufthansa Frankfurt Airport
Munich Airport
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen Airport
Oslo Airport, Gardermoen
Stockholm-Arlanda Airport
Bergen Airport, Flesland
Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport
Stavanger Airport, Sola
Trondheim Airport, Værnes
Helsinki Airport
Shenzhen Airlines Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
Nanjing Lukou International Airport
Nanning Wuxu International Airport
Shenyang Taoxian International Airport
Sunan Shuofang International Airport
Singapore Airlines Singapore Changi Airport N/A
South African Airways OR Tambo International Airport Cape Town International Airport
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich Airport Geneva International Airport
TAP Portugal Lisbon Portela Airport
Porto Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport
Madeira Airport
Thai Airways International Suvarnabhumi Airport Chiang Mai International Airport
Incheon International Airport
Phuket International Airport
Turkish Airlines Atatürk International Airport Adnan Menderes Airport
Antalya Airport
Esenboğa International Airport
Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
United Airlines Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport
Denver International Airport
George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Los Angeles International Airport
Narita International Airport
Newark Liberty International Airport
O'Hare International Airport
San Francisco International Airport
Washington Dulles International Airport

Co-location at airports (under one roof)[edit]

Overhead view of airport terminal, with planes at the gate and on the tarmac
Star Alliance members Scandinavian Airlines, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines (with Star Alliance livery), and Air China (in the field) using Terminal 3-E of Beijing Capital International Airport as part of the "Move Under One Roof" program to co-locate alliance members
City Airport IATA Terminal Exceptions
Barcelona Barcelona–El Prat Airport BCN Terminal 1
Beijing Beijing Capital International Airport PEK Terminal 3
Cairo Cairo International Airport CAI Terminal 3
Chongqing Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport CKG Terminal 2B
Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport DEL Terminal 3
Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport FRA Terminal 1 "Star Alliance Terminal"
Hong Kong Hong Kong International Airport HKG Terminal 1 Thai Airways and Scandinavian Airlines (Terminal 2)
London London Heathrow Airport LHR Terminal 2 Air India (Terminal 4)
Mexico City Benito Juárez International Airport MEX Terminal 1 Copa Airlines (Terminal 2)
Miami Miami International Airport MIA Concourse J United Airlines (Concourse G)
Munich Munich Airport MUC Terminal 2 Turkish Airlines (Terminal 1)
Moscow Domodedovo International Airport DME Terminal A Turkish Airlines and some Lufthansa flights at Vnukovo International Airport

Adria Airways, Air China, LOT Polish Airlines and Scandinavian Airlines at Sheremetyevo Airport

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport CDG Terminal 1 Air Canada and Ethiopian Airlines (Terminal 2A)
Air India (Terminal 2C)
Austrian Airlines (Terminal 2D)
Phuket Phuket International Airport HKT Terminal 1 Thai Airways International (partially in Terminal 2)
Seoul Incheon International Airport ICN Concourse A Asiana Airlines (west side of main terminal)
Shanghai Shanghai Pudong International Airport PVG Terminal 2
Stockholm Stockholm-Arlanda Airport ARN Terminal 5 Scandinavian Airlines domestic flights (Terminal 4)
Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport TPE Terminal 2 Thai Airways International (Terminal 1)
Tokyo Narita International Airport NRT Terminal 1 – South Wing
Toronto Toronto Pearson International Airport YYZ Terminal 1
Vienna Vienna International Airport VIE Austrian Star Alliance Terminal (Check-in 3)[65] Aegean Airlines and Turkish Airlines (Check-in 1)


Star Alliance has two premium levels (Silver and Gold), based on a customer's status in a member's frequent-flyer program. Member and regional airlines recognize Star Silver and Gold status, with a few exceptions mostly pertaining to airport lounge access. Membership is based on the frequent-flyer programs of the individual airlines. Many members have a premium status beyond Gold, which is not recognized across the alliance.

Star Alliance Silver[edit]

Star Alliance Silver status is given to customers who have reached a premium level of a member carrier's frequent-flyer program. Benefits are priority reservation wait-listing and airport stand-by. Some airlines also offer priority airport check-in, baggage handling and boarding; preferred seating; an additional checked-luggage allowance, and waived fees for two checked bags.

Star Alliance Gold[edit]

Star Alliance Gold status is given to customers who have reached a higher level of a member airline's frequent-flyer program. Benefits are priority reservations wait-listing, airport stand-by and check-in and baggage handling; an additional checked luggage allowance of 20 kg (or one extra piece, where the piece rule applies), and access to designated Star Alliance Gold lounges the day and place of departure with the presentation of a Star Alliance boarding pass. Some airlines also offer preferred seating (an exit seat or a special section of the plane); guaranteed seating on fully booked flights, subject to the booking class code and notice period, and free upgrades in the form of a voucher, certificate or automatic upgrade at check-in. United restricts US lounge access for their Gold Members to long-haul international passengers; Gold members from other carriers are welcome in US lounges run by United on all itineraries.

Qualifying tiers by airline[edit]

Member airline Mileage program Star Silver
(qualifying tiers)
Star Gold
(qualifying tiers)
Austrian Airlines
Brussels Airlines
Croatia Airlines
LOT Polish Airlines
Swiss International Air Lines
Miles & More Frequent Traveller Senator
HON Circle
Aegean Airlines Miles+Bonus Silver Gold
Air Canada Aeroplan[66] Prestige 25K
Elite 35K
Elite 50K
Elite 75K
Super Elite 100K
Air China
Shenzhen Airlines
Phoenix Miles Silver Gold
Air India Flying Returns Silver Edge Club Golden Edge Club
The Maharajah Club[67]
Air New Zealand Airpoints Silver Gold
All Nippon Airways ANA Mileage Club Bronze Super Flyers
Asiana Airlines Asiana Club Gold Diamond
Diamond Plus
Avianca LifeMiles Silver Gold
Avianca Brazil Programa Amigo Silver Gold
Copa Airlines ConnectMiles Silver Gold
Presidential Platium
EgyptAir EgyptAir Plus Silver Gold
Ethiopian Airlines Sheba Miles Silver Club Gold Club
EVA Air Infinity MileageLands Infinity MileageLands Silver Infinity MileageLands Gold
Infinity MileageLands Diamond
Scandinavian Airlines EuroBonus Silver Gold
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Elite Silver Elite Gold
PPS Club
Solitaire PPS Club
South African Airways Voyager Silver Gold
TAP Portugal Victoria Silver Winner Gold Winner
Thai Airways International Royal Orchid Plus Silver Gold, Platinum
Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles Classic Plus Elite
Elite Plus
United Airlines MileagePlus Premier Silver Premier Gold
Premier Platinum
Premier 1K
Global Services


Some Star Alliance members paint some of their aircraft with the alliance livery, usually a white fuselage with "Star Alliance" across it and a black tail fin with the alliance logo; the color or design of the engine cowlings or winglets remains, depending on the member's livery. Singapore Airlines is the only exception, formerly keeping its own logo on the tails of its aircraft but now using the Star Alliance logo on white tails.[citation needed] Asiana Airlines was the first Star Alliance member to paint its aircraft in the current Star Alliance livery.[68] Aircraft painted in an airline's regular livery have the Star Alliance logo between the cockpit and the first set of cabin doors.[citation needed]


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