FRANKFURT, Germany – May 18th 2015 – Star Alliance, the way the Earth connects, was showcasing its conventions and meetings travel products at booth F485 during the IMEX trade fair which was held in Frankfurt, Germany from May 19th to 21st, 2015.
Star Alliance was the first airline alliance to launch a dedicated conventions product – Conventions Plus – some 17 years ago. It offers simplified travel solutions to major event organisers by providing access to the entire Alliance network through one of its member airlines. With the addition of Air India in 2014, this network now covers 27 member airlines, offering more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,321 airports in 193 countries.
Delegates and one companion are entitled to fare discounts, depending on the type of fare, class of travel and airline used. The overall product was revamped last year, with delegates being able to choose from a wider range of fares. The…
We hear the name Star Alliance over and over but what does it mean? How does it benefit the traveller? Here are some of the facts.
Star Alliance is a global airline network which was established by five airlines, Air Canada, Lufthansa, United, SAS and THAI on May 14, 1997.
Since its formation, the original alliance group has grown to include some of the world’s finest airlines. Together, 280,000 employees serve some 360 million passengers a year. With a modern combined fleet of over 2,400 aircraft, Star Alliance offers over 14,000 flights daily to 772 airports in 133 countries. Premium passengers of member carriers have access to 575 lounges. Perhaps most importantly, a Star Alliance member carrier flight takes off or lands every three seconds.
The members are Air Canada, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, bmi, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, Spanair, THAI, United, US Airways and VARIG…