well, just recently, i believe it was jürgen weber or someone else, mentioned that star will not grow anymore than just by two, perhaps three carriers.
they´re looking at the chinese markets, and the indian market. so look for additional star members in these regions.
in addition, there might be a partner in a few years in africa or the middle east which are the only regions which are not extensively covered by any star member. if they need to be covered by an own airline, yet, remains to be seen.
however, i do hope that star is only going to look for smaller members because it is already so big. qatar airways, which already codeshares with LH, could fit in nicely, i suppose. a small carrier with a high reputation and serving the most important cities and routes in the middle east.
so i do think that star will have two airlines from at least the chinese and the indian market join and so, there would be additional asian star members...
air china seems to be the most probable future member and whatever happens within the next couple years, well, we´ll just have to wait and see..
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