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Star Alliance seeks to rebuild position in Brazil

Star Alliance seeks to rebuild position in Brazil

17 December 2013 Airline News

The Chief Executive Board of Star Alliance has agreed to extend Avianca’s membership of the alliance to include its partner Avianca Brazil. The unanimous decision marks the first step in Star Alliance’s strategy to secure its position in the Brazilian market following current member airline TAM’s decision to leave the Alliance as a consequence of its merger with LAN.

New lounge for Star Alliance at LAX

New lounge for Star Alliance at LAX

25 September 2013 Airline News

The new Star Alliance Lounge located at Los Angeles International Airport officially opens its doors earlier, welcoming all First, Business and Star Alliance Gold Card passengers departing on Star Alliance member airlines from the Tom Bradley International Terminal. The new premium customer facility offers space for around 400 Business Class and Star Alliance Gold passengers, including an exclusive area for First Class passengers.

EVA Air joins Star Alliance

EVA Air joins Star Alliance

20 June 2013 Airline News

EVA Air has joined the Star Alliance network, further strengthening its presence in Asia/Pacific. At the official joining ceremony, held at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Mark Schwab, chief executive, Star Alliance said: “EVA Air has successfully completed all joining requirements and I can confirm that our Chief Executive Board has now unanimously accepted EVA Air into our Alliance.”

Star Alliance wins Terminal 2 home at London Heathrow

Star Alliance wins Terminal 2 home at London Heathrow

19 December 2012 Airline News

Star Alliance has prised an announcement by Heathrow Airport to designate Terminal 2 as the new home for its member carriers serving one of the world’s most important international airports. “We are delighted by today’s decision, which gives the green light for creating a new travel experience for our customers and allows our members airlines to operate an efficient hub in London,” said Mark Schwab, chief executive, Star Alliance.

Air Canada CEO elected Chairman of Star Alliance

Air Canada CEO elected Chairman of Star Alliance

2 December 2012 Press Release Airline News

Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada, has been elected as the new Chairman of the Star Alliance Chief Executive Board (CEB). He succeeds Rob Fyfe, CEO Air New Zealand, who held the post for the last two years.

Shenzhen Airlines joins Star Alliance

Shenzhen Airlines joins Star Alliance

29 November 2012 Airline News

Shenzhen Airlines has become the latest carrier to join the Star Alliance network. At a ceremony held at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Mark Schwab, chief executive of Star Alliance, welcomed the airline into the family on behalf on the chief executive board.

Star Alliance builds new lounge at LAX

Star Alliance builds new lounge at LAX

2 August 2012 Press Release Airline News

Star Alliance member carrier Air New Zealand has been selected to design and manage the Alliance’s new lounge at Los Angeles International Airport. The creation of this facility has been made possible by the US$ 1.7 billion redevelopment and make-over of the Tom Bradley International Terminal which has been commissioned by Los Angeles Worldwide Airports.

Avianca, TACA Airlines and Copa Airlines join Star Alliance

Avianca, TACA Airlines and Copa Airlines join Star Alliance

23 June 2012 Airline News

Star Alliance has welcomed Avianca, TACA Airlines and Copa Airlines as members, thereby cementing its presence in Latin America and adding close to 50 new airports to the network. The development means passengers will now be able to connect seamlessly through the Copa Airlines hubs in Panama City (Panama) and Bogota (Colombia) and the Avianca, TACA Airlines hubs in Bogota (Colombia), San Salvador (El Salvador), Lima (Peru) and San Jose (Costa Rica).

Star Alliance to rely on Lufthansa Systems’ global data network for a further five years

Star Alliance to rely on Lufthansa Systems’ global data network for a further five years

Lufthansa Systems today announced that Star Alliance has recently extended the contract for operating the global Star Data Network by another five years. This decision underscores the trust Star Alliance places in Lufthansa Systems’ managed WAN solution. Star Data Network connects the member carriers’ IT systems, guaranteeing the nonstop exchange of data between 26 international airlines.