Star Alliance Named the Worlds Best Airline Alliance Star Alliance has been honoured with the title of Worlds Best Airline Alliance once again at this years prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards. The Alliances newly launched Paris Charles de Gaulle airport lounge has also won the Worlds Best Airline Alliance Lounge title in its first year. Star Alliance CEO Theo Panagiotoulias received the awards at a ceremony held at the iconic Fairmont Windsor Park, UK. Jun. 27, 2024 Star Alliance Commemorates 10 Years at Heathrow Terminal 2 Together with its member airlines, Star Alliance is delighted to complete a decade of excellence at Terminal 2 - its home at Heathrow. The Queens Terminal has served as the base for 23 Star Alliance member airlines, facilitating smooth transfers and operations for over 15 million passengers every year, representing nearly 20% of the available seat capacity from the airport. Jun. 06, 2024 Star Alliance will Continue Its Tradition of Exceptional Global Connectivity and Superior Customer Experience in Scandinavia Since its founding in 1997, Star Alliance and its member airlines have maintained a significant presence in Northern Europe. Loyal customers who travel to and from Sweden, Denmark, and Norway have come to appreciate the many benefits of the superior customer experience and loyalty reciprocation that Star Alliance member airlines proudly provide globally, and in Scandinavia. Apr. 10, 2024 Air China to Launch A new Nonstop Route to Istanbul Air China will launch a new nonstop route to Istanbul before the end of the year. Dec. 12, 2023 A Star Above the Rest: Star Alliance Opens New Lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Star Alliance, the worlds largest airline alliance, today inaugurated its second lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. Starting October 13, it will welcome First and Business Class passengers and Star Alliance Gold status customers on member airline flights departing from gates 10 to 38 in Terminal 1. Eligible United Club and Air Canada Maple Leaf Club members may also access the lounge. Oct. 17, 2023 The 6th Symposium on Aviation Maintenance and Engineering Management has Concluded Successfully. The 6th Symposium on Aviation Maintenance and Engineering Management was ceremoniously convened from October 12th to 13th, 2023, in Yichang, Hubei, China, and has recently reached its fruitful culmination. Representing a paramount professional gathering within the realm of civil aviation maintenance in China, the symposium convened an assembly of over a hundred airlines and numerous industry luminaries, united in providing sagacious insights and dedicated contributions to the prospective development of aviation maintenance and engineering management. Oct. 13, 2023 Star Alliance Los Angeles Lounge Named North Americas Leading Airport Lounge at the World Travel Awards 2023 Star Alliances Los Angeles airport lounge has won the title of North Americas Leading Airport Lounge for the fourth year running at the World Travel Awards 2023. The award was announced at the Caribbean The Americas Gala Ceremony held on the picturesque island of Saint Lucia on August 26, 2023. Sep. 01, 2023 Air China Marks First Commercial Use of SAF In China Air China has completed Chinas first use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in a commercial flight. Aug. 09, 2023 Star Alliance Named Worlds Best Airline Alliance at the Skytrax 2023 World Airline Awards Star Alliance has once again won the title of Worlds Best Airline Alliance at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards this year. The Alliances famed Los Angeles lounge has also maintained its position of Worlds Best Airline Alliance Lounge for the seventh year running. Star Alliance CEO Theo Panagiotoulias received the awards at a ceremony held at the Paris Air Show. Jun. 25, 2023 Star Alliance Names Theo Panagiotoulias as New CEO Star Alliance, the worlds first and largest global airline alliance, is pleased to announce that Theo Panagiotoulias has been chosen to become its next CEO. Jun. 06, 2023 Star Alliance Lounge at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Now Offers Pay-as-you-go Access Star Alliance, the worlds largest airline alliance, is now offering paid access to the Star Alliance-branded lounge at Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) airport. In addition to offering complimentary access to Star Alliance Gold members, and First Class and Business Class passengers, the lounge will now welcome other Star Alliance passengers regardless of membership status or cabin class, for a nominal fee. Feb. 09, 2023 Air China Cargo Operates Chinas First Commercial Cargo Flight Using SAF Air China announced on Dec.15 that Air China Cargo operated mainland Chinas first commercial cargo flight using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Dec. 16, 2022 Air China is Expanding International Routes Air China has announced that they would schedule 132 flights per week to 52 destinations. The airline plans to introduce new routes such as: Nov. 01, 2022 Star Alliance named the Worlds Leading Airline Alliance at the World Travel Awards 2022 Star Alliance has been named the Worlds Leading Airline Alliance at the World Travel Awards for the third consecutive year. At the North America 2022 edition of the awards held in August, the Star Alliance Los Angeles airport lounge also retained the award for North Americas Leading Airport Lounge for the third year running. Nov. 14, 2022 Indulge Before You Fly at Star Alliance Rio De Janeiro Airport Lounge Star Alliance has expanded its paid lounge access service to its modern yet soulful lounge at the Rio De Janeiro (GIG) airport. Besides complimentary access for Star Alliance Gold customers and passengers in eligible cabin classes on Star Alliance member airlines, the lounge will now also welcome all other Star Alliance passengers regardless of membership status or cabin class, for a nominal fee. Oct. 26, 2022 Contactless Travel with Facial Recognition: Star Alliance Biometrics at Hamburg Airport Camera on is from now on the motto at Hamburg Airport. After a successful introductory phase, the Star Alliance biometric face field recognition system is now officially launched there. With the new service, participating passengers from Austrian, SWISS and Lufthansa will be able to pass through security and boarding contactless and quick. In future, a single glance will suffice - without a boarding pass or smartphone. Oct. 26, 2022 Star Alliance Raises S$200,000 for Charity Through 25th Anniversary Run Star Alliance, the worlds largest network of global airlines, saw more than 1,000 people hitting the track at its charity run along the Kallang River on the morning of October 9, 2022. Held as part of celebrations for the Alliances 25th anniversary and the first year since the opening of its Singapore office, the event raised S$200,000 in support of healthcare personnel working on the front lines against Covid. Oct. 24, 2022 Aviation Firms Optimistic about Future as Holiday Ticket Sales Soar The Chinese aviation sector is well on the recovery path, judging by the strong presales of air tickets for the upcoming holidays, an indication that the industry is revving up as more people get vaccinated, experts said. Apr. 02, 2022 Star Alliance to Establish Centre of Excellence in Singapore Star Alliance will establish a management office in the city state of Singapore later this year. Mar. 22, 2021 Star Alliance Lounge Los Angeles Airport Recognized as Best in North America The Star Alliance Lounge Los Angeles received accolade as North Americas Leading Airport Lounge in this years World Travel Awards. Nov. 27, 2020 Lufthansa Group to Be First to Implement Star Alliance Biomertrics and Usher in A Touchless Customer Experience at Airports Star Alliance, the worlds largest airline alliance, has completed development of an interoperable biometric identity and identification platform that will significantly improve the travel experience for frequent flyer programme customers of Star Alliance member airlines. Nov. 17, 2020 Dual-Circulation Takes Off at China Eastern State-owned firm sets tone for other airlines to survive and thrive amid the pandemic Nov. 27, 2020 Exclusive: FAA in Final Stages of Boeing 737 MAX Review; could Approve as Early as November 18 The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is in the final stages of reviewing proposed changes to Boeing Cos BA.N 737 MAX and expects to complete the process in the coming days, the agencys chief told Reuters on Monday. Nov. 10, 2020 Berlin Brandenburg Airport Finally Opens The landing of a Qatar Airways flight from Doha on Wednesday morning local time marked the formal opening of the southern runway of Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER). Nov. 05, 2020 Emirates Airline Asks Some Pilots to Take 12 Months Unpaid Leave Dubais Emirates airline is asking some pilots to take a year of unpaid leave as it seeks to cut costs due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Nov. 05, 2020 Chinas Major Carriers Post Losses in First Three Quarters, but Signs of Recovery Emerge Chinas three major carriers still suffered losses in the first three quarters of the year, but signs of recovery emerged in the third quarter, according to the financial reports. Nov. 03, 2020 Calibration Flight Carried Out at Chengdu Tianfu International Airport A Cessna 560 aircraft does a calibration flight at the Chengdu Tianfu International Airport in Chengdu, capital of southwest Chinas Sichuan Province, Nov. 3, 2020. The calibration flight will last for about 30 days. Nov. 03, 2020 Lack of Passenger Flights Squeezes Air Freight Capacity in Peak Season A sharp fall in passenger flights due to the coronavirus pandemic combined with rising e-commerce demand is setting the stage for tight capacity and a renewed rise in air freight rates heading into the peak Christmas season. Nov. 03, 2020 Qatar Airways Expects to Keep A380s Parked for Years Qatar Airways does not expect to use its Airbus A380s for at least the next two years, its chief executive said on Monday, longer than a previous projection for the superjumbos to possibly return to service in 2021. Oct. 19, 2020 U.S. Screened over One Million Airline Passengers Sunday for First Time since March The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said it screened more than 1 million airline passengers on Sunday for the first time since mid-March. Oct. 19, 2020