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Star Allinace Chief executive board approves Air India membership

Author: Adria Airways - The Airline of Slovenia

Joining date for National Carrier set for July 11th, 2014.

NEW DELHI, INDIA – June 24th, 2014 - At its Chief Executive Board (CEB) Meeting held in London on June 23rd, 2014, the CEOs of the Star Alliance network unanimously approved the membership of Air India, clearing the way for the National carrier to become the first Indian airline to join a global airline alliance.

The integration teams at Air India, Star Alliance and its member carriers will now complete the last necessary work in order to ensure that Air India can offer all Star Alliance customer benefits from July 11th, 2014 onwards.

Commenting on the decision, Jeffrey Goh, Star Alliance COO said: “We restarted the re-integration with Air India in December last year and just half a year later we are ready to confirm the official joining date. We look forward to welcoming Air India passengers to our global network and offering them our Alliance benefits. At the same time we are pleased to be providing our existing customers improved access to a region which includes the world’s fifth largest domestic aviation market”.

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