has relocated to the new South Terminal at Miami International Airport, completing
the first step in a collocation
project which will in future see all five Star Alliance member carriers operating
from the same terminal.Member carrier United is scheduled to move on October 12th,
2007, with Lufthansa and SWISS
moving on November 1st, 2007 and Air Canada following suit by mid-November.
Located in the new concourse J, the 50 shared ticketing and check-in counters form
the backbone of this new development and will allow the five member carriers to
improve customer service, while at
the same time lower operational costs. Monitors located behind each counter will
identify the airline while also displaying the Star Alliance logo.
Arriving passengers will also benefit from the new Terminal. The new international
arrivals facility can handle up to 2,000 passengers per hour and with international
and domestic flights using the
same concourse, passengers transferring between the five alliance member carriers
will be able to connect between flights faster than before.
In addition, all five member carriers will share one common Star Alliance branded
baggage services facility, which customers can contact in case of any luggage
The five Star Alliance member carriers serving Miami - Air Canada, Lufthansa, SWISS,
United and US Airways operate more than 100 weekly flights out of Miami, serving
destinations in the USA as well
as Canada, Germany and Switzerland.