After almost entering oneworld last year, Swiss International Air Lines will become a member of the Star Alliance after the chief executive board of Star unanimously approved the carrier's application for membership at its biannual meeting in Kyoto. The move was widely expected after Lufthansa, a founding member of the alliance, agreed in March to purchase Swiss (ATWOnline, March 23). "Our strategy at Star Alliance has always been to provide more choice, especially for the high-value ...

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"Star approves Swiss membership" is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions? ATWPlus@penton.com.

Already registered? here.