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.
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’.
World’s carriers stand to lose US$63 billion even if there is a sharp downturn in Covid-19 cases in affected jurisdictions, IATA analysis predicts.
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.
Each year, global travel data provider OAG ranks the top 250 airlines; in 2019, it compiled the data from over 50 million flights around the world
About 70 per cent of seats for its Hong Kong flights are occupied at the moment, says general manager.