For Star Alliance, the global alliance that started it all, there’s no standing still some 17 years after five founding members signed their game-changing agreement in Frankfurt. Today, Star encompasses 27 airlines serving 192 countries and 1,316 airports via 185,000 daily departures. Newest to the constellation is Air India, which joined Star in July and became the first Indian carrier to join a global alliance. “We have said for many years that we needed a strong home ...

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