India’s National Carrier is all set to join prestigious Star Alliance Network, the largest alliance network in the world currently. The addition of Air India to Star Alliance as the 27 carrier is a great step in the history of Indian Aviation. Air India is also the first carrier from India to join any such global alliance of airlines.
What this means to you – A Traveler!
As a traveler, if you are frequent flyer of any of the star alliance member airlines, you will be able to earn and burn your membership reward points on Air India flights for use in both domestic and International travel. This also holds true for frequent flyer members of Air India program – Flying Returns who will be able to earn and redeem their miles on star alliance network airlines.
Travelers will also be able to use over 1000 Star Alliance network airport lounges across the globe.
In addition, traveling on Air India to US will give you seamless access to many more cities through code share flights within the network. International travelers to India will now be able to book their multi-city India travel all within one ticket if flying into India on a star alliance network airline and using Air India domestically.
Travelers can also expect Air India to improve its services both in-flight and on ground matching up to the standards of Star Alliance, thus trying to regain the lost share in both domestic and International markets.
The other 26 airlines that are part of the Star Alliance network are:
- Adria Airways (From Slovenia)
- Aegean Airlines (From Greece)
- Air Canada
- Air China
- Air New Zealand
- Asiana Airlines
- Avianca (from Latin America)
- Brussels Airlines
- Copa Airlines (from Latin America)
- Croatia Airlines (from Europe)
- Egypt Air
- Ethiopian Airlines
- Eva Air
- Lot Polish Airlines
- Scandinavian Airlines
- Shenzhen Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- South African Airways
- Tap Portugal
- Turkish Airlines