Turkish Airlines became the 20th member of Star Alliance in ceremonies in Istanbul yesterday, culminating a 16-month process that began in December 2006 when the airline signed a protocol agreement to join the grouping. "With Turkish Airlines we have gained a new member carrier with a strong home market which is also one of the fastest growing economies in the world," Star CEO Jaan Albrecht said. THY brings 31 unique destinations to the alliance, mainly in Turkey, Central Asia and the Middle ...

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