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The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer customers worldwide reach and a smooth travel experience. Star Alliance received the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award in 2008 and was voted Best Airline Alliance by Business Traveller Magazine in 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2008 and by Skytrax in 2003, 2005 and 2007. The members are Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, bmi, EgyptAir, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United Airlines and US Airways. Regional member carriers Adria Airways (Slovenia), Blue1 (Finland) and Croatia Airlines enhance the global network. Air India, Brussels Airlines, Continental Airlines and TAM have been announced as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers more than 16,500 daily flights to 912 destinations in 159 countries.

Continental Airlines announced it will end its participation in SkyTeam after its last scheduled flight on Oct. 24, 2009 and joins Star Alliance on Oct. 27, 2009.

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Turkish Airlines Welcome on Aboard to Fall in Love with Britain, Shaandaar Style
Business Wire IndiaVisitBritain along with Turkish Airlines as their travel partner launched their latest Bollywood Britain – Shaandaar campaign, carrying forward their Bollywood association in India. This campaign is in association with the Indian Film Industry’s prominent film label, Dharma Productions

Golf's Rising Stars are Prepare for Turkish Airlines Open
Business Wire IndiaThree of golf’s most exciting young players will be competing at the Turkish Airlines Open this week – with all of them looking to make their mark in the rising star of global golf destinations

Hilton Worldwide Unveils “First-of-its-Kind” International Partnership with ANA
Business Wire IndiaHilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) has announced a global partnership with Japan’s biggest airline, ANA, to introduce cutting-edge airline lounges and in-flight services that will raise the bar for the travel and hospitality industries worldwide

Delhi Witnessed the Third Edition of Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup - 2015
Business Wire IndiaThe latest stage of the 2015 Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup, one of the sport’s largest and most exciting amateur tournaments, took place at Classic Golf & Country Club in Delhi, India, on Saturday March 28th

Third Edition of Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup - 2015
Business Wire IndiaThe latest stage of the 2015 Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup, one of the sport’s largest and most exciting amateur tournaments, took place at Bombay Presidency Golf Club in Mumbai, India, on Saturday March 21st

Bombardier Signs Firm Agreements for Combined Total of up to 16 CRJ Series Aircraft and Welcomes Dublin's CityJet to CRJ Series Family
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has welcomed Dublin-based CityJet (CityJet) to the CRJ Series family of aircraft operators following confirmation that it will operate CRJ900 aircraft in the network of Sweden's Scandinavian Airlines (SAS). CityJet will acquire the aircraft from a customer that signed a firm purchase agreement for eight CRJ900 aircraft and took options on an additional six

SWISS Revealed as First Airline in the World to Take Delivery and Operate the Bombardier CSeries Aircraft
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) announced today that SWISS will be the first customer to take delivery and operate the CSeries aircraft when the CS100 aircraft enters service in the first half of 2016

Soha Ali Khan Announces Malavika Deepak as India’s Spelling Champ of Classmate Spell Bee Season 7
Classmate, one of India’s leading notebook brands by ITC and Radio Mirchi’s spelling extravaganza Classmate Spell Bee Season 7 culminated today with an exhilarating finish as Soha Ali Khan announced Malavika Deepak of Std 9 from Kendriya Vidyalaya Ottapalam, Palakkad, Kerala as the National Champion of India’s largest spelling competition

The 6th Edition Indian Business Leaders Summit-Golf Tournament – 4th & 5th December 2014- Bengaluru
Exito is glad to announce the 6th Edition Indian Business Leaders Summit & Golf Tournament, this comes after the successful Summit ( held in December 2013.  The Summit would take place for 2 days - spanning across 4th and 5th December 2014 at Bengaluru

India’s Definitive Spelling Competition, Classmate Spell Bee is Back
Students from the 5th to 9th standard across the country can apply online at   The National Champion will win a grand prize of Rs. 2, 00,000 apart from the opportunity to witness the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee 2015 with a parent in Washington D.C., U.S.A

TATA SIA Christens its Airline, Vistara
The name implies ‘limitless expanse’ The eight-pointed star, derived from a mathematical symbol, reflects a commitment to the highest standards of service Crew, staff uniforms and aircraft livery also showcased  ​ TATA SIA Airlines Limited (TSAL) today announced that the much-anticipated brand name of its new airline will be Vistara

Turkish Airlines Named ‘Best Airline in Europe’ for Fourth Consecutive Year at 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards
Turkish Airlines, which flies to 257 destinations worldwide, in 107 countries, more than any other airline, was recognized at the 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards, and was announced at the Farnborough Airshow as the "Best Airline in Europe" for the fourth year in a row

Turkish Airlines’ Innovative Partnership with BNP Paribas Group Recognized as “Tax Lease Deal of the Year 2013”
Turkish Airlines, recently voted Europe’s best airline for the third consecutive year, has successfully completed another outstanding and innovative deal with one of its major business partners, BNP Paribas Group

Turkish Airlines Wins Most Viral Celebrity Spot at Advertising Age’s 2014 Viral Video Awards
Turkish Airlines, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines that was recently voted Europe’s Best Airline for the third year in a row, has been awarded the Most Viral Celebrity Spot in Advertising Age’s 2014 Viral Video Awards for “Kobe vs

TRU Simulation + Training to Deliver Boeing 737NG Flight Simulation Training Devices to Copa Airlines
GOOSE CREEK, SC--(Marketwired - November 12, 2014) - TRU Simulation + Training (TRU), a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has signed an agreement with Copa Airlines to provide a Boeing 737NG Full Flight Simulator (FFS) plus two cockpit procedures trainers, which will be used to fulfill pilot training requirements

JetBlue Welcomes South African Airways as TrueBlue Partner
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - November 05, 2014) - JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) has welcomed Africa's leading and most awarded airline, South African Airways (SAA), to its award-winning loyalty program TrueBlue. The two airlines have partnered since 2010. JetBlue's TrueBlue members can now earn points when they travel on any flight operated by South African Airways

The Best Luxury Credit Cards, Ranked by
The credit experts at have come to a final decision. This is a list of the current best credit cards for luxurious spenders. If you are interested in miles, points, and high-end benefits, and you have the cash to spend for big signup bonuses and similar offers, this is the list for you

The Best Frequent Flier Programs, According to, a highly rated website that provides consumers with education about credit cards and related benefit programs, recently evaluated frequent flier programs and has come up with a list that they believe to be the best programs in the industry.

Brussels Airlines Chooses Anaplan for Heightened Financial Planning and Analysis
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - June 17, 2014) - Brussels Airlines, the Belgian airline offering the widest choice of flights to and from its base at Brussels Airport, has selected Anaplan to boost its financial planning and analysis (FP&A) strategy

Air Canada and Premier Aviation Sign Exclusive Five-Year Contract
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JetBlue and Turkish Airlines Launch Codeshare Operations
NEW YORK, NY and ISTANBUL, TURKEY--(Marketwired - May 12, 2014) - JetBlue Airways, New York's Hometown Airline™, and Turkish Airlines, the rapidly growing global carrier, today announce the launch of a unilateral codeshare to provide expanded travel options for customers worldwide.

Geometry Global Announces New CEO for North America
Geometry Global today announced that Carl Hartman, one of WPP's top shopper marketing experts, will become CEO of Geometry Global North America, effective May 1, 2014, reporting directly to global CEO Steve Harding. Announces the Best Credit Cards for International Travel
With summer right around the corner, many consumers have planned international getaways. Using the right credit card when traveling internationally is crucial. It can help users save significant amounts of money and earn rewards, all while not having to pay foreign transaction fees. Finding the right credit card can be hard though. Luckily, CreditCardChaser

Amur JMW Aviation, LLC Completes Major Fleet Transaction With Avianca
Amur JMW Aviation, LLC (AJMWA), a joint venture between Amur Finance Company, Inc. and the owners of Jet Midwest, Inc., is pleased to announce that the company has completed a major fleet transaction with Avianca Airlines. The deal consists of AJMWA purchasing the entire ten (10) Fokker 50 aircraft fleet from Avianca Airlines to be delivered to Jet Midwest's facility in Kansas City, Missouri.

Long-Time Bombardier Customer Adria Airways Orders Two CRJ900 NextGen Aircraft
FIDAE 2014 - Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Adria Airways of Ljubljana, Slovenia has signed a firm purchase agreement for two CRJ900 NextGen regional jets. A Star Alliance member with over fifty years of experience in scheduled and charter services, Adria Airways has been a Bombardier customer since March 1997

Scandinavian Airlines Extends Outsourcing Contract with WNS
WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, today announced it has extended its service contract with Scandinavian Airlines

A Delightful Gift for All Golf Lovers from Turkish Airlines
The Turkish Airlines Open 2013, the European Tour’s new U.S. $7 million event was full of exciting moments. Held in Antalya between 7-10 November, the tournament included the participation of Tiger Woods and ended with the championship of French golfer, Victor Dubuisson.

Pitches Flying High with Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines recently announced its latest high-flying business venture, Invest on Board. With the new worldwide initiative, investors can now meet startups while onboard sitting in their seats.

JetBlue and South African Airways Begin Codeshare Operations
NEW YORK, NY and JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwired - December 16, 2013) - JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU), New York's Hometown Airline™, and South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, have launched a bilateral codeshare, making it easier for travelers to connect between the two carriers' networks via New York or Washington.

Strong Hong Kong Showing Set for Cannes This Month
Leading Hong Kong filmmakers will feature their latest cinematic projects at Marche du Film, the world's largest film market, which runs 15-26 May as part of the concurrent 66th Festival de Cannes (Cannes Film Festival).This year's Hong Kong Pavilion will be the largest to take part in the event

Fareportal Websites First to Offer US Airways ChoiceSeats
Fareportal, a leading travel technology company, is the first in the industry to offer its customers US Airways ChoiceSeats. This new functionality allows passengers the convenience of reserving the seats they want, mostly window and aisle seats toward the front of Coach, while making a reservation

The 4th Edition Indian Business Leaders Summit & Golf Tournament - to Take Place on 5th and 6th December 2013
Exito Media Concepts Pvt Ltd today announced that the 4th Edition of Indian Business Leaders Summit & Golf Tournament 2013 is all set to take place on 5th & 6th of December 2013 in the city of Pune, this being the only event in India which focuses on business with golf

The Queen of Spices Crowned in Lufthansa Star Chef Contest
Vandana Sethi was declared the Grand Prize winner of Lufthansa Star Chef Contest in a zesty Grand Finale at The Leela, Mumbai last week where 11 aspiring chefs, selected from thousands of contestants across India, vied for top honours in a live cook-out

The Raj Palace does India Proud- Wins the “World’s Leading Best Heritage Hotel Award 2012”
World Travel Awards (WTA) has capped its year-long search for the most popular travel and tourism brands in the world with its glittering Grand Final Gala Ceremony in New Delhi, India, on 12th December 2012. The Raj Palace has been able to achieve this unique distinction in the World category of the World Travel Awards– the Oscars of the Global travel and Tourism Industry. Visit us on www

Argentine Soccer Star Leo Messi Named Global Brand Ambassador For Turkish Airlines
International soccer superstar Leo Messi was named Global Brand Ambassador for Turkish Airlines at a ceremony today in Barcelona, Spain, after signing the agreement in September 2012

Turkish Airlines Becomes #1 in the World, Flying to the Most Countries Worldwide
Turkish Airlines ( has secured the number one spot according to the Official Airline Guide in terms of the number of countries it services. The airline now flies to 90 countries around the globe, more than any other airline in the world

Turkish Airlines Retains “Europe’s Best Airline” Title
For the second year in a row, Turkish Airlines has been named “Europe’s Best Airline” by Skytrax, a leading global aviation research organization. Skytrax polled over 18 million business and leisure air travelers from 100 countries to determine the winners, which were announced at the Farnborough Airshow in the U.K. on July 12, 2012.

Air China Ltd. and GA Telesis LLC Agree to Create Landmark Joint Venture Targeted at Bringing Innovation to Asian Used Aircraft, Spare Parts and Asset Management Market
Air China and GA Telesis have agreed to establish an Asia-based integrated spare parts supplier in China. After almost a year of planning, the companies have respective top management approvals to move forward with the formation of GA Telesis China Ltd

Turkish Airlines Takes Employee Appreciation to New Heights
To show the company’s appreciation for its staff, Turkish Airlines decorated the side of a new Boeing 737-800 airplane with the faces of 17,000 of its employees

Hong Kong Day at American Film Mart Takes Place Today
For the third consecutive year, the American Film Market (AFM) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will jointly present "Hong Kong Day" at the 2012 American Film Mart (AFM). Taking place Thursday, November 1, Hong Kong Day will feature a day-long series of events spotlighting the benefits of co-producing in Hong Kong

Martini Media's Luxury Brand Advertising 2012 Outlook Study Released
Martini Media, the digital media and content platform for engaging the audience with the most money and influence online, today announced the results of a new study that reveals what luxury brand marketers consider to be the most important factors when investing in online advertising.

US Airways Renews Multi-Year Agreement with GuestLogix to Deploy Latest Onboard Retailing Platform
US Airways (NYSE: LCC) has renewed its agreement with GuestLogix Inc. (TSX: GXI), the leading global provider of onboard retail and payment technology solutions to airlines and the passenger travel industry. The multi-year contract renewal, representing more than 50 million passenger-trips annually, will expand the relationship between US Airways and GuestLogix

ANA to Launch Two New International Routes

LX/OS will join ANA/LH in Japan-Europe JV

All Nippon Airways Announces Model Change for B787

Former Airline Executive Hollis Harris' Classic Southern Home in Peachtree City, GA to Be Auctioned
Former Delta Air Lines President and COO Hollis Harris' classic Southern estate and carriage house will be auctioned on Friday, June 29 at 6 p.m. EDT by Williams & Williams, the premier brand in real estate auction. Built for Southern living and entertaining, the custom home in Peachtree City, Ga. sits on 2

Preparation for Holding in Company

Hong Kong Film Industry Ready to Shine at Cannes 2012
Hong Kong film industry leaders will exhibit their latest cinematic projects at March du Film, the world's largest film market, which is part of the concurrent 65th Festival de Cannes (Cannes Film Festival), running 16-25 May.Hong Kong on the RivieraThe largest Hong Kong Pavilion ever to take part in March du Film will showcase new cinematic products from 11 Hong Kong companies

2e Systems and Vayant Travel Technologies Launch Dynamic Fares and Pricing Engine for Second Customer Austrian Airlines
ITB Berlin -- Vayant Travel Technologies (, the leading independent B2B airfare shopping provider, and 2e Systems, the dynamic aviation online solutions provider, today announced the launch of their integrated solution for Austrian Airlines, a member of the Star Alliance

Air India move to buy 111 planes through debt was recipe for disaster: CAG report
A report prepared by the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), which was submitted in Parliament on Thursday, says that the decision by national carrier Air India to acquire 111 planes through debt was "a recipe for disaster" and should have raised alarms in government.

Lufthansa Student Centre Launches Special Offer for Students, including a Chance to Win iPads
A new package of special student offers, including a chance to win one of five iPads, was unveiled this week on the Lufthansa Student Centre, a special microsite for students flying to North America or Europe. The comprehensive bundle of benefits combines Lufthansa Student Specials along with a variety of exclusive partner offers and discounts

1st-Air.Net Reports Overbought Business Class Fares for Summer Travel
1st-Air.Net reports overbought conditions for international business and first class travel between the U.S. and Europe this summer. To compensate for an expected decline in business travel during the summer months, most carriers launched business class sale fares at up to 50% off normal sale fares

US Airways to Upgrade Entire V2500 Fleet With SelectTwo(TM)
US Airways, the largest operator of the Airbus A320 family of aircraft has signed a memorandum of understanding to upgrade its fleet of V2500-powered Airbus A320 family aircraft with the recently unveiled V2500 SelectTwo fuel burn improvement package from International Aero Engines.

ANA LH Joint Venture Approved

ANA Plans Joint Venture With Lufthansa on Japan-Europe Routes
All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. ("ANA") (LSE: ANA) today filed an application with the Japanese Government for antitrust immunity to launch a joint venture with Lufthansa German Airlines ("Lufthansa") on routes between Japan and Europe, allowing the two carriers to bring substantial benefits to passengers by creating a more efficient and comprehensive service across their networks.

Star Alliance Appoints WNS as Preferred Vendor for Sales Audit and Revenue Protection Services
WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services, today announced that it has been appointed as a preferred vendor with Star Alliance to perform audit and revenue protection services for its member airlines

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