It was somehow hard to squeeze my question into the subject box, but here's my question: which airport, that is not the "residence" or hub of a Star Alliance carrier has the most coverage by Star Alliance, in terms of number of airlines flying there or in terms of number of flights or in termns of destinations served?
In my mind it is LHR
, unless you count LHR
as the base for BD
. Otherwise, it has virtually all Star carriers going there: AC
. Only Spanair and US are missing. ALso future Star member SA
goes there. Most of these airlines have a "Heavy coverage", i.e. many flights and many destinations served.
After that it would be Paris CDG
, with AC
)">UA, US and RG
, as well as future member SA
. Missing: NZ
. But since the airlines serving CDG
do not have as many flights into Paris as they have into London LHR
is less of a Star airport than LHR
Another candidate would be HKG
What strikes me is that despite the high volume of traffic among Star carriers at these airports there seems to be very little coordination or cooperation among Star carriers, for instance in terms of using the same terminal or sharing lounges (which they do at HKG
). ANd what strikes even more is that Star does not capitalise on these airports as transfer hubs.
Does anyone know whether Star will shuffle terminals and move its carriers closer together with the construction that is going in at LHR