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14MAY07: 10 Years Of Star Alliance

Mon May 14, 2007 9:57 pm

Just a reminder that 14MAY07 is the 10 year anniversary of the formation of Star Alliance.

Ansett Australia, MEXICANA, VARIG were the only 3 members that dropped out of the first pioneer of multi-lateral cooperation partnership since 1997.

Star has launched 10th anniversary website with 10000 bonus miles giveaways every month


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RE: 14MAY07: 10 Years Of Star Alliance

Tue May 15, 2007 12:29 pm

The Star Alliance also rebranded itself, with new slogan - The Way The Earth Connects


14MAY1997 - Formation of Star Alliance, The Airline network for Earth, by Air Canada, Lufthansa, SAS, THAI, UNITED

26OCT1997 - VARIG joins Star Alliance

28MAR1999 - Air New Zealand and Ansett Australia joins Star Alliance

31OCT1999 - ANA becomes the 9th member

01APR2000 - Austria, Lauda, Tyrolean, Singapore becomes the new European and Asian member

01JUL2000 - British Midland (now bmi) and MEXICANA joins Star

MAR2002 - Ansett leaves Star

01MAR2003 - ASIANA joins Star

01APR2003 - Spanair joins Star

OCT2003 - LOT Polish Airlines becomes the first eastern european member

31MAR2003 - MEXICANA leaves Star Alliance

07MAY2004 - US Airways joins Star

31OCT2004 - Blue1 becomes the first Regional Star Alliance Member

18NOV2004 - ADRIA and Croatia Airlines became Regional Star Alliance members

14MAR2005 - TAP Portugal joins Star

07APR2006 - South African Airways becomes the first African Star member

10APR2006 - SWISS becomes a Star member

31JAN2007 - VARIG leaves Star

Fall 2007 - Air China and Shanghai Airlines to join Star, strengthens the alliance's position in Chinese market

2008 - Turkish Airlines to join Star, adding extensive coverage in Middle-East, Russia-CIS
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