India (AI) is getting ready to join the Star Alliance,
a club of 17 international airlines, by the end of this
year. This will help increase its connectivity worldwide
through code sharing.
members of Star Alliance include Lufthansa, Singapore
Airlines, US Airways, Air Canada and Air New Zealand,
among others. The members collectively fly to 855 destinations
in 155 countries.
heads of member airlines of the alliance will unanimously
induct Air India in December," a civil aviation
ministry official said.
aviation minister Praful Patel had met Star Alliance
CEO Jaan Albrecht on 7 August to discuss AI''s joining
India chairman and managing director V Thulasidas was
to meet Albrecht today (8 August) to discuss the modalities
of joining the league.