New Delhi: Air India Star Alliance partnership has been now successfully completed the first year . It was on this day last year that India’s national carrier Air India formally became the 27th member of the Star Alliance network and with it, opened up a completely different world to its passengers.
Air India celebrated the day with fervour and enthusiasm, with lots of exciting initiatives planned for passengers. Passengers on 10 select domestic metro flights were treated to an exclusive, personalized in flight experience with a chef on board who interacted with them and also, assisted cabin crew in the service.
On the other hand, the passengers on board international flights in the First and Executive class were treated to delectable chocolates.
To commemorate the occasion, designer display cards at the metro airports were placed on check in counters and personnel adorned Air India Star Alliance badges at the airports.
Air India became the first Indian carrier to be inducted into Star Alliance network, the world’s first truly global airline alliance. This partnership gave the passengers an opportunity to travel to 1316 destinations across the network and enjoy world class services, better connectivity and seamless travel.
One year on, the passengers have immensely benefitted from this alliance. It has earned the globe trotter innumerable perks besides seamless connectivity across the globe with more than 18,500 daily flights in 193 countries. The frequent flyer benefits between Air India’s Flying Returns program and those of the existing member carriers have benefitted customers a great deal in earning and redeeming, upgrading and obtaining Star Alliance Gold Status. Flying Return members who hold Maharajah Club or Golden Edge Club status are automatically upgraded to Star Alliance Gold status, giving them access to more than 1,000 lounges across the global network.
Air India celebrated this occasion with much enthusiasm across its offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore. The celebration functions included its employees and partners like travel agencies, corporates and other Star Alliance airlines.