Air India formally joined global airline group Star Alliance

Jul 14, 2014 15:30 IST

Air India on 11 July 2014 formally joined the airline group Star Alliance as its 27th member. By formally joining the group, public carrier became the first Indian airline to become a member airlines club operating over 18500 flights a day in 192 countries.

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This Alliance will further benefit the passengers to get the benefit from a wider choice on routes connecting North America, Europe, Asia and Australia via the Indian Subcontinent.

CMD of Air India Rohit Nandan and CEO of Star Alliance Mark Schwab jointly inducted an A320 airbus livery that was unveiled at the terminal 3 of the IGI international airport in New Delhi.

Decision of including Air India, the national air carrier of India into the global airlines grouping, Star Alliance was taken during a meeting of the Star Alliance Chief Executive Board (CEB) on 23 June 2014 in London.

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