EVA Air accepted as future Star Alliance member

Star Alliance’s executive board has unanimously accepted the membership application of EVA Air. The decision underscores the Alliance’s long-term strategy of seeking network growth and providing access to new regions which show strong economic potential and development. “EVA Air is a very good fit for Star Alliance as the airline will add many new routes to our global network, with a specific focus on the growing Far East aviation market. This will increase the choice for our customers and is in line with our mission of being the leading global airline alliance for the international traveller,”said Star Alliance CEO Mark Schwab. The integration process will now begin, with the respective teams at EVA Air and Star Alliance commencing the work, which needs to be completed before a new airline can join the Star Alliance network. Air China will be assisting in this process as the mentor airline. EVA Air’s network of around 60 destinations will add Kaohsiung in Taiwan and Surabaya in Indonesia as unique airports to the Star Alliance network. In total, the network of 30 airlines (the current 26 and four future members) will offer more than 22,000 daily flights to 1,345 destinations in 191 countries.