Star Alliance

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.