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    A Chronological History

May 2010

    TAM joins Star Alliance

December 2009

    Brussels Airlines joins Star Alliance

    Meetings Plus launched

October 2009

    Continental Airlines is the 25th Star Alliance member airline

September 2009

    Star Alliance redesigns website

    Circle North Asia Fare launched

August 2009

    Star Alliance develops Common IT Mobile Platform

July 2009

    Star Alliance launches “Book and Fly”, the alliance’s first ever booking engine on for Round-the-World fares

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    June 2009

    Star Alliance carriers move under one roof in Terminal 1 at London

    Heathrow Airport

    First alliance to move and operate at Terminal 1 at Barcelona El Prat


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May 2009

    Star Alliance Chief Executive Board accepted membership application of Aegean Airlines

April 2009

    Air China and Shanghai Airlines offer Star Alliance Upgrade Awards

February 2009

Launch of Middle East Airpass

December 2008

    Opening of lounge at Paris - Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 1, the largest of its kind at the terminal

October 2008

Launches new branding campaign

September 2008

    Turkish Airlines participates in Star Alliance Upgrade Awards

August 2008

    Star Alliance launches industry first, Auto Doc Check which simplies and verifies travel documentation requirements

July 2008

EGYPTAIR joins Star Alliance

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    Opening of lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 1

    Star Alliance carriers move together under one roof at the main terminal

    of Seoul’s Incheon International Airport

    April 2008

    Turkish Airlines joins as Star Alliance’s 20th member airline

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March 2008

    Star Alliance carriers move under one roof to Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport and to Terminal 2 at Shanghai Pudong Airport

Star Alliance upgrades Round the World Mileage Calculator

February 2008

China Airpass launched

January 2008

    Star Alliance Receives Market Leadership Award from Air Transport World, first airline alliance to win the award

Circle Fare and Airpass Calculator launched, available at

December 2007

Air China and Shanghai Airlines join Star Alliance

Star Alliance CEB accepts Air India membership

SAS EuroBonus offers members Star Alliance Upgrade Awards

November 2007

    Star Alliance adds two new Chinese language websites; simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese for native Chinese speakers

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October 2007

    Air Canada, Lufthansa, SWISS, US Airways and United relocate to the new South Terminal at Miami International Airport

September 2007

    Star Alliance wins the Best Airline Alliance Award from Business Traveller (UK) for the second year running

August 2007

    Star Alliance voted best airline alliance in the Skytrax World Airline Survey for the third consecutive time (2007, 2005 and 2003)

July 2007

    Opening of first lounge in North America at the Tom Bradley International Airport in Los Angeles

Air New Zealand launches Star Alliance Upgrade Awards

May 2007

    thStar Alliance celebrates 10 anniversary

March 2007

Launch of Visit Southern Africa Campaign

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Introduction of new Common Baggage Service Facility at Chicago Airport

    International Terminal

January 2007

Star Alliance voted Best Airline Alliance by Business Traveler Magazine (US)

December 2006

Launch of new website

    thSWISS becomes 10 member carrier to offer upgrade awards

September 2006

Star Alliance voted best airline at Business Traveller Awards

July 2006

United Airlines joins Star Alliance Upgrade Awards

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    June 2006

Star Alliance member carriers collocate in new South Wing,

    Terminal 1, at Tokyo’s Narita Airport

May 2006

Star Alliance Upgrade Awards available on Asiana, TAP and THAI

    April 2006

South African Airways and Swiss International Air Lines join the

    Star Alliance network

African Airpass is introduced

January 2006

Star Alliance launches online interactive tool for U.S.-based travel agents

    and corporate travel planners/bookers

October 2005

Star Alliance Interline E-Ticketing available across Canada and the USA

September 2005

Star Alliance finalises deal with Amadeus for common information

    technology platform

August 2005

Opening of new Star Connection Centre in Munich

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June 2005

Star Alliance named as world’s best airline alliance in Skytrax survey

May 2005

Star Alliance member carriers open joint ticketing facility at Mexico

    City’s International Airport

March 2005

TAP Portugal joins the Star Alliance network

Star Alliance and Aeroports de Paris sign MoU outlining collocation at


February 2005

Star Alliance carriers start flying from the new Central Japan International

    Airport (Nagoya)

December 2004

Star Alliance launches Global Interline E-Ticketing

November 2004

Blue1 joins as the first regional member of Star Alliance, followed by Adria

    Airways and Croatia Airlines

     October 2004

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Star Alliance launches the Round the World Mileage Calculator

August 2004

Star Alliance launches Brazil country website - first website in local

    language (Portuguese)

May 2004

US Airways joins Star Alliance

March 2004

    Star Alliance launches Asian Airpass

Star Alliance launches first country website U.K.

Mexicana Airlines' membership in Star Alliance terminates

    December 2003

Star Alliance founds fuel purchasing company

     November 2003

Star Alliance selected as best airline alliance by U.S. Business Traveller


    October 2003

LOT Polish Airlines joins the Star Alliance network

September 2003

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