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Alliance Comparisons

Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:33 pm

Hey everybody! I decided (just for fun) to make a chart of the 3 alliances using Skytrax ratings and compare the "quality" of the airlines in each. I wanted to see if one alliance is clearly above the others (it's pretty close) and I also wanted to put to rest the insistence by some on here that one alliance is made up of "rag tag" airlines, which I've heard more than once! I've included future confirmed members and took the list from wikipedia so some affiliates or wholly-owned are not included. Again, this really doesn't mean much, it's mostly for entertainment purposes. I apologize for the formatting; but the basic breakdown & summary is this:

5 Star Airlines
>On a percentage basis, the rankings of alliances with 5 star airlines is oneworld (0.07%), Star (0.06%), Skyteam
This represents (1) airline in oneworld, (2) airlines in Star, and none in SkyTeam.

>On a percentage basis, the rankings of alliances with 4 star airlines is Star (0.28%), SkyTeam (0.24%), oneworld (0.21%).
This represents (9) airlines in Star, (5) airlines in SkyTeam, and (3) airlines in oneworld

>On a percentage basis, the rankings of alliances with 3 star airlines is SkyTeam (0.71%), Star (0.63%), oneworld (0.50%)
This represents (15) airlines in SkyTeam, (20) airlines in Star, and (7) airlines in oneworld.

>None of the alliances had 1 or 2 star airlines that I could find.

>As is shown, the bulk of all alliances is comprised of 3-star airlines. 4-star airlines as a percentage of total airlines is pretty consistent amongst all 3 alliances. Lastly, 5-star airlines are pretty few and far between.

oneworld (number of stars next to name of airline)
American Airlines 3
British Airways 4
Cathay Pacific 5
Finnair 4
Iberia 3
Japan Airlines 4
Malev Hungarian Airlines 3
Qantas 4
Royal Jordanian 3
S7 Airlines 3
Air Berlin 3
Kingfisher Airlines under review
Malaysia Airlines under review

5*=1 0.07%
4*=3 0.21%
3*=7 0.50%

Aeroflot 3
Aeromexico 3
Air Europa 3
Air France 4
Alitalia 3
China Airlines 4
China Eastern Airlines 3
China Southern Airlines 4
CSA Czech Airlines 3
Delta Air Lines 3
Kenya Airways 3
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 3
Korean Air 4
Tarom 3
Vietnam Airlines 3
Aerolineas Argentinas 3
Garuda Indonesia 4
Middle East Airlines 3
Saudi Arabian Airlines 3
Xiamen Airlines under review

5*=0 0%
4*=5 0.24%
3*=15 0.71%

Adria Airways 3
Aegean Airlines 3
Air Canada 3
Air China 4
Air New Zealand 4
Asiana Airlines 5
Austrian Airlines 4
Blue1 3
bmi 3
Brussels Airlines 3
Croatia Airlines 3
Egyptair 3
LOT Polish Airlines 3
Lufthansa 4
Scandinavian Airlines 3
Shenzhen Airlines 3
Singapore Airlines 5
South African Airways4
Spanair 3
TAM Airlines 3
TAP Portugal 3
Thai Airways 4
Turkish Airlines 4
United Airlines 3
US Airways 3
Ethiopian Airlines 3
Avianca-TACA 3
Copa Airlines 3
Shenzhen 3

5*=2 0.06%
4*=9 0.28%
3*=20 0.63%
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