ATWOnline.com, the leading source for daily airline industry news and information, launched in 1997. Here is a look back: Executives of five major carriers, led by Lufthansa and United Airlines, signed a "letter of intent" to consolidate and strengthen existing bilateral cooperation under a visionary, yet to be fully defined, "open-ended" sales and marketing umbrella called Star Alliance. Details of the document endorsed by the leaders of LH and UAL, as well as Air ...

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