Star Alliancei

Founded in 1997, Frankfurt-based Star Alliance is the world's first global airline alliance. As of September 2012, full members comprised Adria Airways, Aegea Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Avianca, Blue 1, Brussels Airlines, Copa, Croatia Airlines, Egyptair, Ethiopian Airlines, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, Scandianavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, TACA Airlines, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, Thai Airways International, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways.

  • Air India has much to do before it re-emerges as a strong competitor, even with the 470 new aircraft it has on order, analysts say
  • It must overcome bureaucracy, stiff competition and a legacy of state ownership, as it also navigates a partnership with Singapore Airlines

Booked, cancelled, repeat: Chinese students in the US desperate to return home suspect that airlines are withholding refunds in a bid to stay afloat; one flight attendant says he has seen tickets sold ‘for flights that will never take off’.


Delta had planned to end all China flights by February 6. The airline said the last China-bound flights will now leave on Saturday and the last returning flights from China will depart China on Sunday.