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List of Airline Alliances (updated March 17, 2016)

The list of airline alliances needs an update from last time. Most of the changes came with the main airline affiliates (which I identified below in bullet format).

As you already know, I collect miles for at least 1 airline per alliance:

  • Star Alliance: Air Canada (Aeroplan)
  • Oneworld: British Airways (Executive Club) and American Airlines (AAdvantage)
  • SkyTeam: Delta Air Lines (Delta SkyMiles)

The main reason for this diversity is in case I need to purchase an airline ticket (as oppose to redeeming miles for a reward flight), I can load up my miles to any of the frequent flyer programs without missing out on earning.

Below is a list of all the memberships within 3 major airline alliances, along with changes in brackets:

Oneworld SkyTeam Star Alliance
 Airline Alliance
Air Berlin Aeroflot Adria Airways
•  Niki Aerolíneas Argentinas Aegean Airlines
American Airlines •  Austral Líneas Aéreas •  Olympic Air
•  American Eagle Aeromexico Air Canada
•  US Airways •  Aeroméxico Connect •  Air Canada Express
•  US Airways Express Air Europa •  Air Canada Rouge
•  US Airways Shuttle Air France Air China
•  American Airlines Shuttle (added) Alitalia •  Dalian Airlines
British Airways •  Alitalia CityLiner (added) Air India
•  BA CityFlyer China Airlines •  Air India Regional
•  British Airways Limited •  Mandarin Airlines Air New Zealand
•  Comair China Eastern Airlines •  Air New Zealand Link
•  OpenSkies •  Shanghai Airlines All Nippon Airways
•  Sun-Air China Southern Airlines •  Air Japan (added)
Cathay Pacific Czech Airlines •  ANA Wings (added)
•  Cathay Dragon (added) Delta Air Lines •  Vanilla Air (added)
•  Dragonair •  Delta Connection Asiana Airlines
Finnair •  Delta Shuttle •  Air Busan
• Nordic Regional Airlines Garuda Indonesia Austrian Airlines
Iberia Kenya Airways Avianca
•  Air Nostrum KLM •  Avianca Brazil
•  Iberia Express •  KLM Cityhopper •  Avianca Cargo (added)
•  Iberia Regional Korean Air •  Avianca Costa Rica
Japan Airlines Middle East Airlines •  Avianca Ecuador
•  J-Air Saudia •  Avianca El Salvador
•  Japan Transocean Air TAROM •  Avianca Guatemala
LAN Airlines Vietnam Airlines •  Avianca Honduras
•  LAN Argentina Xiamen Airlines •  Avianca Nicaragua
•  LAN Colombia •  Avianca Peru
•  LAN Ecuador Possible future members to SkyTeam Brussels Airlines
•  LAN Express Air Madagascar Copa Airlines
•  LAN Peru Air Mauritius •  Copa Airlines Colombia
Malaysia Airlines Gol Transportes Aéreos Croatia Airlines
Qantas Hunnu Air EgyptAir
•  Jetconnect Uzbekistan Airways •  EgyptAir Express
•  QantasLink Virgin Atlantic •  Air Sinai
Qatar Airways Ethiopian Airlines
•  Al Maha Airways (added) EVA Air
Royal Jordanian •  Uni Air
S7 Airlines LOT Polish Airlines
•  Globus Airlines •  LOT Charters (added)
SriLankan Airlines Lufthansa
TAM Airlines •  Air Dolomiti
•  Lufthansa CityLine
Possible future members to Oneworld •  Lufthansa Regional
Aer Lingus •  SunExpress Deutschland (added)
•  Aer Lingus Regional Scandinavian Airlines
Air Tahiti Nui •  Blue1
Interjet Shenzhen Airlines
Royal Air Maroc •  Kunming Airlines (added)
•  Royal Air Maroc Express Singapore Airlines
TAM Paraguay •   Silkair (added)
•   Singapore Scoot (added)
•   Singapore Tigerair (added)
South African Airways
•  Airlink
•  Mango
•  South African Express
SWISS International Air Lines
•  Edelweiss Air
•  Swiss Global Air Lines
TAP Portugal
•  PGA Express
•  Portugalia
Thai Airways International
•  Thai Smile
Turkish Airlines
•  Anadolu Jet
•  Sunexpress (name change)
United Airlines
•  United Express
No new possible future members to Star Alliance


  1. Do you know if SATA (Azores Airlines) belongs to an alliance? Yes, I looked through their website(s). They’ve been rebranding SATA as Azores Airlines. They have a point program (Imagine) but I cannot see any information on its convertibility with other programs, etc. I think SATA is independent of TAP Portugal.

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