Star Alliance announces partnership with Skyscanner

Refresh of staralliance.com features new look and improved functionality for customers Frankfurt, Germany, 2019-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance, has partnered with Skyscanner, the world’s travel search engine, to allow travellers visiting the Star Alliance website to search for flights, view airfares and book them directly with its member… Read the full press release

EVA Air and Copa Airlines make travel to/from Asia and Panama more convenient with new code-sharing agreement

Luzhu District, Taiwan, 2018-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance members EVA Air and Copa Airlines began a code-sharing agreement on 04 November, 2018, making travel to/from Asia and Panama more convenient and extending services for both airlines’ passengers. Under the code-share, Copa passengers can take EVA-operated flights to Taipei from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago… Read the full press release

Star Alliance named the Best Airline Alliance at the Skytrax World Airline Awards for the third consecutive year

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance has claimed the Best Airline Alliance title at the Skytrax World Airline Awards for the third year running on July 19th, with the Alliance’s prestigious Los Angeles Lounge retaining the Best Airline Alliance Lounge Award for the fourth year in a row. “Receiving the Best Alliance accolade from Skytrax… Read the full press release

Star Alliance Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport voted best Alliance Lounge at the Skytrax World Airline Awards for the fourth year in a row

Accolade Received Fourth Year Running Star Alliance Voted Best Airline Alliance at Skytrax Los Angeles, USA, 2018-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Star Alliance Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport was voted best Alliance Lounge at the Skytrax World Airline Awards for the fourth year in a row. “We are honoured that our customers… Read the full press release

17 Star Alliance Member Carriers Claim a Total of 49 Awards at Skytrax World Airline Awards

Star Alliance Los Angeles Lounge Retains Best Alliance Lounge Award Five Star Alliance Airlines ranked among the Top 10 17 Member Carriers Claim a Total of 49 Awards London, U.K., 2018-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance has claimed the Best Airline Alliance title at the Skytrax World Airline Awards for the third year… Read the full press release

Star Alliance to treat customers to a new premium lounge experience at Fiumicino Airport

Premium lounge experience at first dedicated alliance lounge in Rome Star Alliance branded lounges network grows to seven ROME, Italy, 2018-Jun-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance customers travelling from Rome can look forward to a new premium lounge experience at Fiumicino Airport. The new Star Alliance Lounge will welcome eligible First and Business Class passengers and Star Alliance… Read the full press release

Star Alliance recognized as the Airline Alliance of the year at the Air Transport Awards

Frankfurt, Germany, 2018-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance has been named Airline Alliance of the year for the second time in a row at the Air Transport Awards. Jeffrey Goh, CEO Star Alliance, commented: “As we transition into our third decade, Star Alliance has shifted its focus to improving the customer journey by… Read the full press release

Star Alliance enhances its digital and mobile services with the launch of Digital Services Platform

Lufthansa and United first two carriers using platform to enhance customer experience STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance has launched a Digital Services Platform (DSP) as a first step to an overall enhancement of digital and mobile services offered to customers travelling across the 28 airline member Star Alliance network. The platform… Read the full press release

Winning entries of Star Alliance Mileage Milionaire competition announced

Frankfurt, Germany, 2017-Oct-06 — /Travel PR News/ — As part of its 20th Anniversary celebrations, Star Alliance ran an online competition offering 21 winners, one from each of the 21 Frequent Flyer Programmes (FFPs) of the member airlines, one million miles or equivalent* to be credited to their selected FFP account. An independent panel selected… Read the full press release

Star Alliance Connection Service launches at Chicago O’Hare International Airport

PROACTIVE HELP FOR CUSTOMERS WITH TIGHT CONNECTIONS CHICAGO, 2017-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance has launched a new Connection Service to assist customers arriving at Chicago O’Hare International Airport to reach their onward flight with another Star Alliance member carrier. The enhancement for customers in United’s home hub will carry new branding that… Read the full press release

Phumeza Nhantsi appointed South African Airways (SAA) new CFO

Johannesburg, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways (SAA) has announced the appointment of Ms Phumeza Nhantsi (39) as SAA’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The appointment is effective from 1 May 2017. Ms. Nhantsi was appointed as SAA’s Interim CFO in November 2015 after the position was left vacant following the departure of… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines and French crystal maker Lalique to launch selected inflight items

Singapore/Paris, 2017-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ —  Singapore Airlines (SIA) and French crystalmaker Lalique have agreed to enter into a strategic partnership, in the course of which Singapore Airlines will exclusively carry selected inflight items co-branded with Lalique in its Suites and First Class cabins. The partnership is set to start with the launch of… Read the full press release

Shanghai based Juneyao Airlines to become a “Connecting Partner” of Star Alliance in 2017

Shanghai based Juneyao Airlines to become a “Connecting Partner” of Star Alliance in 2017   Shanghai, China, 2016-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ —  At a ceremony held in Shanghai today (October 10, 2016), Star Alliance and Juneyao Airlines formally sealed a strategic partnership which will see the Shanghai based airline become a “Connecting Partner” of… Read the full press release

First aircraft with new red-white-red Austrian Airlines and Star Alliance livery took off on its flight from Vienna to Chişinău

Vienna, Austria, 2016-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Yesterday (2016/10/06) evening, another Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 657 from Vienna to Chişinău, the capital city of the Republic of Moldova. This jet is the first aircraft in the Austrian Airlines fleet bearing both the new red-white-red Austrian Airlines livery as well as the… Read the full press release

Star Alliance offers two Round the World tickets for a good cause

FRANKFURT, GERMANY, 2016-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Each nominee was put forward by one of the travel bloggers who recently completed their own Round the World trip with Star Alliance. With a brief to select an individual or charity “deserving” of a Round the World trip, the bloggers researched and ultimately proposed individuals who… Read the full press release

Star Alliance changes layout of check-in area at Tokyo – Narita Terminal 1 with the rollout of new check-in concept

INCREASED AUTOMATION BASED ON HEATHROW TERMINAL 2 EXPERIENCE TOKYO, JAPAN, 2016-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance has successfully completed the rollout of a new check-in concept in the south wing at Tokyo – Narita Terminal 1, offering customers a wider choice of check-in options and giving them more control over this part of the… Read the full press release

Star Alliance and Heathrow Express partner to offer Star Alliance Gold Card holders free upgrade when travelling on Heathrow Express trains

Star Alliance and Heathrow Express have teamed up to offer Star Alliance Gold Card holders a special benefit when travelling on Heathrow Express trains – a free upgrade. Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2016-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ —Making use of this offer is very simple. Customers just need to purchase a standard class single or… Read the full press release

Star Alliance redesigns its website across both desktop and mobile devices

UPGRADED IPAD AND ANDROID APPS AVAILABLE SOON FRANKFURT, GERMANY, 2015-11-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance, the way the Earth connects, has redesigned its website to offer a fresh, modern look and user friendly experience across both desktop and mobile devices, complementing the individual websites of its member airlines. Upgrades to its iPad and Android apps… Read the full press release

EVA AIR: Star Alliance launched social media campaign in China targeting international frequent flyers

Taipei, Taiwan, 2015-10-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance has launched a social media campaign in China, targeted at international frequent flyers in this market, as well as their friends, colleagues and family members. Using the slogan “you make the difference”, the Alliance is encouraging the traveller’s “circle of friends” to show their appreciation for… Read the full press release

Star Alliance named Best Airline Alliance by the readers of Frequent Business Traveler magazine

NEW YORK CITY, 2015-8-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance has been named Best Airline Alliance by the readers of Frequent Business Traveler magazine (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com). The Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards recognize the world’s best airlines, hotel chains, automobile manufacturers, car rental agencies, luggage manufacturers, and travel-related websites. “Our road warrior readers singled out Star… Read the full press release

Star Alliance member carriers welcome their newest member, Avianca Brasil

SÃO PAULO, Brazil, 2015-7-27 — /Travel PR News/ — At a special ceremony held at Guarulhos International Airport today, the Star Alliance member carriers welcomed their newest member, Avianca Brasil. “Adding Avianca Brasil to our network is an important step in enhancing our customer proposition in Latin America. Brazil is the most important aviation market on… Read the full press release

Star Alliance widens its distribution channels for its fare products

Autopricing now also available on SABRE FRANKFURT, Germany, 2015-6-4 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance, the airline alliance offering customers the largest number of destinations for round the world travel, has widened its distribution channels for its fare products. Travel agents connected to the Sabre Global Distribution System (GDS) can now book and automatically calculate the… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines: Jaan Albrecht accepts position as CEO of SunExpress; will remain CEO of Austrian Airlines until the end of May 2015

• Supervisory Board will decide on his successor at Austrian Airlines • Austrian Airlines and Tyrolean merge on April 1, 2015 • Klaus Froese appointed COO of the Extended Executive Board of Austrian Airlines VIENNA, 2015-4-1 — /Travel PR News/ — Jaan Albrecht, who has been the CEO of Austrian Airlines since November 2011, has… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines will fly to Odessa, Ukraine four times per week starting on March 30, 2015

• Austrian expands its focus on the Eastern European market • 4x weekly to Odessa starting March 30, 2015 • Five destinations in the Ukraine: Kiev, Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk, Lviv and Odessa VIENNA, 2015-2-2 — /Travel PR News/ — In 2015 Austrian Airlines will once again add a new destination in its focus market of Eastern… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport announced 18.7% increase of passengers in August 2014 compared to August 2013

BRUSSELS, 2014-9-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport recorded a total of 2.329 million passengers throughout August 2014, which is an increase of 18.7% compared to August 2013. With more than 4.7 million passengers in July and August combined, summer 2014 ended with a new record for Brussels Airport. These two months exceeded the… Read the full press release

Star Alliance welcomed passengers to its new home in Heathrow – The new Terminal 2 | the Queen’s Terminal

First passengers arrive at Star Alliance’s new home at Heathrow LONDON, 2014-6-4 — /Travel PR News/ — The new Terminal 2 – the home of Star Alliance at Heathrow – threw open its doors to welcome its first passengers, marking the start of a new travel experience for the 12 million Star Alliance passengers who pass through… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines and Asiana Airlines expand Codeshare Agreement

Singapore, 2014-6-2 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines customers can now enjoy seamless travel to more destinations in the United States, as a result of an expansion of a codeshare agreement with Asiana Airlines. With the expansion of the agreement, Singapore Airlines now codeshares on Asiana-operated flights beyond Seoul’s Incheon International Airport to Honolulu, Seattle… Read the full press release

US Airways to join oneworld® following its merger with alliance founding member American Airlines

New York City, NY, USA, 2013-12-10 — /travelprnews.com/ — US Airways will join oneworld® with effect from 31 March 2014, following completion today of its merger with alliance founding member American Airlines. All its regional affiliates, operating under the US Airways Express brand, will also transition to oneworld at the same time. Their entry into oneworld with… Read the full press release

Star Alliance Navigator iPad app won the prestigious Communication Design 2013 competition Red Dot Award

FRANKFURT, Germany, 2013-08-13— /travelprnews.com/ — The Star Alliance Navigator app for the iPad has received the prestigious Red Dot at the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2013 competition, one of the largest and most acclaimed international design contests. The judges based their decision on the fact that the Navigator app for the iPad sets a new industry… Read the full press release

Overwhelming majority of Frequent Business Traveller readers voted Star Alliance top alliance for 2013

Star Alliance airlines win four Globerunner Awards NEW YORK, 2013-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Star Alliance, the way the Earth connects, has been named Best Airline Alliance for the second year running by the readers of Frequent Business Traveller, an online magazine designed for the affluent frequent business traveller. “The readers of Frequent Business Traveler are among the… Read the full press release