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Name: STAR ALLIANCE
7JetSet7 Code: SAL
Status: Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Country: GERMANY
Employees
Web: StarAlliance.com
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Background
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SAL-2006-09 ONW-STM-A
SAL-2006-09 ONW-STM-B
SAL-2006-09 ONW-STM-C
SAL-2013-06 - EVA JOINS
SAL-2014-08-SAO PAULO LOUNGE
SAL-2014-08-SAO PAULO LOUNGE-A
SAL-2015-12 - Jose Efromovich Temel Kotil.jpg
SAL-2016-02 - Heathrow Express.jpg
SAL-2016-12 - New Rio Lounge-A.jpg-
SAL-2016-12 - New Rio Lounge-B.jpg
SAL-2016-12 - New Rio Lounge-C.jpg
SAL-2016-12 - New Rio Lounge-E.jpg

Formed in 1997. The Star Alliance (SAL) is the world's 1st and largest airline alliance. Its name and emblem represent the 5 founding airlines: Air Canada (ACN), Lufthansa (DLH), Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS), Thai Airways International (TII), and United Airlines (UAL). The (SAL) has since grown considerably and now has 21 full and 3 regional members, with another 4 expected to become full members by 2009. The (SAL) is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Code share flights between these airlines are, for the most part, seamless. This tight cooperation led to suspicions of anti-competitive behavior, and the (SAL) alliance was investigated by the European Union (EU) as a virtual merger of its members. Indeed, some speculated that if government regulations were relaxed, the members would merge into a single corporation, although no evidence has yet materialized. Prior to the (SAL), Northwest Airlines (NWA) and (KLM) were operating together as the forerunners of the modern airline alliance system since 1993, although there had been even earlier pairings and groupings of airlines for decades on a less formal level. The creation of the (SAL) was a milestone in airline history, because of its size. It sparked the formation of rivals, notably SkyTeam (STM) and Oneworld (ONW) alliances.

The (SAL) developed the "regional" concept in 2004, which helped the (SAL) penetrate individual markets with the regional participation of smaller carriers. Regional (SAL) members have to be sponsored by an existing full (SAL) member.

January 2004: The Star Alliance (SAL) signed a 5-year Information Technology (IT) accord with (BEA) Systems Inc, San Jose, California, an application infrastructure software firm. The contract gives Star's 15 members "the opportunity to introduce (BEA)'s innovative application platform suite at a cost no single airline would be able to negotiate" said Michael Stagl Star (SAL) (CIO). United Airlines (UAL), Lufthansa (DLH), & Singapore Airlines (SIA), as well as the (SAL) alliance itself, have developed ticketing, baggage handling, and loyalty software applications on the (BEA) WebLogic platform in recent years. Under the new agreement, (BEA) WebLogic Server and (BEA) WebLogic Integration have become Star (SAL)'s preferred application server and integration software.

September 2006: The Star Alliance (SAL) has the following members:
Airlines------------------------Date Joined---(RPK)----(PAX)---REVENUE
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SAL 757 2009-10 CAL
SAL-A320 - SHENZHEN AIRLINES
SAL-A330-343X-2008-03 ACN

September 2017:

STAR ALLIANCE:

MEMBERS: (JOINED)

AEGEAN AIRLINES (CRM) (2009)
AIR CANADA (ACN) (1997)
AIR CHINA (BEJ) (2007)
AIR INDIA (AIN)/(IND) (2014)
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SAL-1-CALIN ROVINESCU - 2012-11
SAL-1-Jeffrey Goh-L-Schwab-Rovinescu-2016-06.jpg
SAL-1-Mark Schwab - R - 2015-07.jpg
SAL-1-MARK SCHWAB-2015-03
SAL-MARK SCHWAB - 2011-12

CALIN ROVINESCU CHAIRMAN (SAL) AND PRESENT PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO), AIR CANADA (ACN).

MARK SCHWAB, STAR ALLIANCE (SAL) (CEO), EX-(UAL)/(USA)/(AAL) (2011-12), TO RESIGN 2017-01.
Mark Schwab has held numerous executive positions at United Airlines (UAL), US Airways (USA), and American Airlines (AAL). He began his aviation career in 1975 with Pan American World Airways (PAA) in Rio de Janeiro. Schwab has also headed organizations in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

September 2012: When Mark Schwab was appointed (CEO) of the Star Alliance (SAL) at the beginning of 2012, he was no stranger to the world of airline alliances, having previously worked for member carrier, United Airlines (UAL). However, he was faced with a significant challenge of heading a global organization that facilitates cooperation between 27 airlines.

"I wanted to be sure that I fully understood what our diverse membership expected and needed from us," he said. "For me, it was therefore important to get this information first hand and face-to-face. As a result, during my first 100 days, I spent a lot of time on the road, or more accurately (in our business), in the air."

This was well worth the effort for Schwab. The individual meetings with his member carrier (CEO)s allowed him to create good working relationships with each of them, while at the same time, get a better understanding of their individual requirements. "My team and I could now focus our resources more precisely on matters which would be of value to our members, enhancing the global travel experience for their customers and finding alliance synergies to contribute to their bottom lines."
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