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 Emergency Drill Held at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai An emergency drill was held at Pudong International Airport in east Chinas Shanghai, Oct. 16, 2020. Oct. 19, 2020 Cathay Pacific to Operate Less than 50% of Pre-pandemic Capacity in 2021 Hong Kongs Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd said on Monday it expects to operate less than 50% of its pre-pandemic passenger flight capacity in 2021 as it nears completion of a strategic review that could lead to major job losses. Oct. 19, 2020 American Airlines Plans to Return Boeing 737 Max to Service at Year-end American Airlines Group plans to return Boeing BA.N 737 Max jets to service for passenger flights by the end of this year depending on certification of the aircraft from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), it said on Sunday. Oct. 19, 2020 Star Alliance Allows You to Plan with Confidence in Times of COVID-19 Building upon the successful launch of its Travel Information Hub at the end of June, Star Alliance, the worlds largest global airline alliance, has unveiled a series of useful upgrades to now help passengers plan multi-stop itineraries. Jul. 28, 2020 Exclusive: Chinas Ctrip in Talks with Investors to Delist from Nasdaq - Sources Chinese online travel giant Ctrip is in talks with potential investors about funding its delisting from Nasdaq because of rising U.S.-China tensions and the coronavirus-driven hit to its business, sources told Reuters. Jul. 28, 2020 Carriers Look to Boost Occupancy Chinese airlines are innovating their products to boost demand as the novel coronavirus pandemic slams the aviation sector, leading to low occupancy rates and reduced flights, said experts. Jul. 15, 2020 Spring Airlines to Launch Shenyang-Changbaishan Route Spring Airlines, a popular Chinese low cost carrier headquartered in Shanghai, will launch a new direct service between Shenyang and Changbaishan (close to the tourist destination of Changbai Mountain) this week, according to information gathered by Jul. 14, 2020 China United to Introduce Chinas 1st Piece-Based Domestic Baggage Policy Beginning July 3rd, China United Airlines (CUA) has implemented a brand-new baggage policy, which claims to be a first in China. The new policy uses a piece-based measurement instead of weight-based for checked baggage across its domestic network while the standard weight limit of single checked baggage has also been relaxed from 20kg to 23kg. Jul. 06, 2020 When Youre Ready to Travel, Star Alliance Helps You Plan, Then Fly with Confidence To support efforts in restoring public confidence in air travel, Star Alliance, the worlds largest global airline alliance, and its member airlines have been working on a series of measures to ensure health hygiene safety of customers when they fly across the alliance, and to provide health hygiene-related information at their fingertips, all to help provide peace of mind when they plan their travel. Jun. 30, 2020 United Airlines Unveils Schedule for Resumed Flights Between US, China United Airlines Friday announced the schedule for resumed service between San Francisco and Shanghai with twice-weekly flights starting from July 8, according to a release by the airline. Jun. 27, 2020