About Star Alliance
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Star Alliance is the world’s first and largest global airline alliance, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (near Frankfurt Airport). Founded in 1997, its name and emblem represent the five founding airlines, Air Canada, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways International, and United Airlines. Star Alliance has since grown considerably and now has 27 member airlines with more than 21,100 daily departures combined. These flights reach 1,356 airports in 193 countries, with an annual passenger number of 678.5 million.
The CEO of the alliance is Mark Schwab, replacing former CEO Jaan Albrecht who was named the winner of the Tony Jannus Award for distinguished leadership in the field of commercial aviation in 2010.