Taipei-based EVA Airways will join Star Alliance June 18 as the alliance’s 27th member, according to several media reports. The Taiwanese carrier was accepted into the alliance last year, paving the way for its full membership.

EVA Airways is Taiwan’s second biggest carrier and has a global network that stretches from Asia to Europe, North America and Oceania, linking more than 60 cities.

Its larger competitor, China Airlines, joined SkyTeam in September 2011, becoming its 15th member.