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List of Airline Alliances (updated February 3, 2024)

It has been a year and a half since our last update to this post. A few minor changes (mostly deletions) occurred since then.

Airline alliances are extremely valuable when trying pool miles and points on one airline. Such partnerships allow us to earn miles with our favourite frequent flyer program without actually having to fly with that airline. Also, it makes our connecting flights easier as we can travel further around the world without checking in all over again if the connecting flight is with an alliance member.

There are 3 worldwide major airline alliances, as well as 3 regional alliances that we will mention further down the post. We’ve built up quite an archive of posts to track the historic changes of airline alliances over the years:

Major Airline Alliances

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Below is a list of member airlines for each alliance. The changes from last time are specified with notes in brackets or struck-through (if no longer a member).



Star Alliance

Alaska Airlines Aeroflot (SUSPENDED) Aegean Airlines
• Horizon Air Aerolíneas Argentinas • Olympic Air
• SkyWest Airlines Aeromexico Air Canada
American Airlines Air Europa • Air Canada Express
• American Eagle Air France • Air Canada Rouge
British Airways Alitalia Air China
• BA CityFlyer Alitalia  City Liner • Air China Inner Mongolia (added)
• Comair China Airlines • Beijing Airlines (added)

• Dalian Airlines (added)

• Sun-Air China Eastern Airlines Air India
Cathay Pacific • Shanghai Airlines • Air India Express
Finnair Czech Airlines Alliance Air
• Nordic Regional Airlines Delta Air Lines • AIX Connect
Opportunity Aviation Garuda Indonesia Air New Zealand
Iberia ITA Airways All Nippon Airways
• Iberia Express Kenya Airways • ANA Wings
• Iberia Regional KLM Asiana Airlines
Japan Airlines Korean Air Austrian Airlines
• Hokkaido Air System Middle East Airlines Avianca
• J-Air Saudia • Avianca Costa Rica
• Japan Air Commuter TAROM • Avianca Ecuador
• Japan Transocean Air Vietnam Airlines • Avianca El Salvador
Malaysia Airlines Virgin Atlantic (added) • Avianca Express
Firefly Xiamen Airlines • Avianca Guatemala
Maswings Avianca Honduras
Qantas Brussels Airlines
• QantasLink Copa Airlines
Qatar Airways • Copa Airlines Columbia
Royal Air Maroc Croatia Airlines
• Royal Air Maroc Express EgyptAir
Royal Jordanian Ethiopian Airlines
S7 Airlines Ethiopian Mozambique Airlines
SriLankan Airlines EVA Air
• UNI Air
LOT Polish Airlines
Connecting partners • Air Dolomiti
Fiji Airways • Lufthansa CityLine
Fiji Link Scandinavian Airlines
• SAS Connect
Scandinavian Airlines Ireland
Shenzhen Airlines
Singapore Airlines
South African Airways
Swiss International Air Lines
• Edelweiss Air (added)
TAP Portugal
• TAP Express
Thai Airways International
Thai Smile
Turkish Airlines
• AnadoluJet
United Airlines
• United Express

Regional Airline Alliances

Only a minor change to U-Fly Alliance.

Vanilla Alliance

U-Fly Alliance

Value Alliance

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Air Austral Eastar Jet Cebu Pacific
Air Madagascar HK Express Cebgo
Air Mauritius Lucky Air Jeju Air
Air Seychelles Urumqi Air Nok Air
Int’Air Îles West Air Scoot



  1. Hi Matt,
    I am under the impression that SAS left the Star alliance and joined or joining Sky team.
    Isn’t Aeroflot suspended for now?

    1. SAS still waiting for approval to join SkyTeam, so still Star Alliance as of the post. Yes Aeroflot is suspended, updating post for that.

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