By joining the Star Alliance network, Adria Airways reconfirmed that it is a modern and efficient airline which conforms to and exceeds all safety, technical and commercial standards. Adria Airways sponsor for entering the Star Alliance network was Lufthansa, which had been its partner for many years.
The Star Alliance network was established in May 1997 with a vision to become a leading global airline alliance for frequent international travelers. In its activities, it strives to offer passengers a wide range of connections around the world and at the same time providing them seamless and comfortable journey. Having grown from the original five to its current 27 member carriers, Star Alliance presently offers the most comprehensive network of any airline alliance, offering 18,500 flights a day and 1,316 destinations in 192 countries.
"For us, the entry into the Alliance was a strategic objective, which allows passengers to perceive us as a network carrier offering global services and a better service for passengers. Star Alliance frequent travelers all enjoy common benefits, such as collecting and redeeming of bonus miles on flights of all members of the Star Alliance by joining just one frequent flyer programme," said CEO of Adria Airways, Mark Anžur "Those who attain Star Alliance Gold status also enjoy the recognition of the status and the provision of the related benefits, such as lounge access, right across the Alliance network."
The Slovenian airline Adria Airways has a wealth of experience spanning over 53 years in charter and scheduled air traffic. The Adria Airways story dates back to 1961, when it was founded as a charter company. In the eighties the airline started serving scheduled routes, and became a member of the IATA, the International Air Transport Association.
Today the majority of Adria Airways business is in scheduled flights; its network links Ljubljana with 17 cities throughout Europe and offers excellent connections to South East Europe. Adria Airways offers more than 125 scheduled flights each week to Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Podgorica, Prague, Pristina, Sarajevo, Skopje, Tirana, Vienna, Warsaw and Zurich. Scheduled flights between Pristina and cities in Germany (Frankfurt, Munich) have appeared in Adria's timetable since December 2010. The the service between Tirana and Frankfurt and the service between Munich and the Polish city of Lodz have appeared in Adria's timetable since April 2014. With the summer timetable 2015, Adria Airways plans to introduce two new connections from Ljubljana – to Stockholm and Berlin – and two new connections from Tirana – to Brussels and Paris.
About Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. The integration of Avianca Brasil is currently in progress. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,316 airports in 192 countries.