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List of Airline Alliances (updated September 18, 2018)

It has been over a year since I last updated this post, especially with OneWorld, so I thought it was due for an update as there were several changes to update.

Personal Airline Alliance Portfolio

As usual, here is a quick recap of my personal portfolio, which has not changed much. I was expecting to shake things up due to the Aeroplan and Air Canada break up, but that does not seem to be happening anymore.

Non-alliance: Southwest Airlines (Rapid Rewards), Porter Airlines (VIPorter)

  • I was going to increase my usage of Porter Airlines has there been an Aeroplan merger, but now that seems unlikely.

Oneworld: British Airways (Executive Club) and American Airlines (AAdvantage)

  • Note that whenever I fly with WestJet, I bank my miles directly with American Airlines instead.

Star Alliance: Air Canada (Aeroplan)

  • Looks like Aeroplan will remain my primary Star Alliance program for a while longer. I really hoped that they would have split off from Air Canada. Either way, anything can happen from now until June 2020, but I am not holding my breath.

SkyTeam: Delta Air Lines (Delta SkyMiles)

  • The reason I choose Delta SkyMiles is because their miles never expire, so I can take my time to accumulate for a reward redemption without worrying about activity.

Vanilla Alliance: None

  • Still not on my current radar yet, but Air Mauritius would be my pick if it comes to it.

U-Fly Alliance and Value Alliance: None

  • I do not have any interest in the other two minor airlines at this time.  

List of the 3 Major Airline Alliances

Below is a list of all the memberships within 3 major airline alliances, along with Vanilla Alliance. There were some changes with notes in brackets or struck-through:

Oneworld SkyTeam Star Alliance
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Air Berlin Aeroflot Adria Airways
•  Niki Aerolíneas Argentinas •  Adria Airways Switzerland
American Airlines •  Austral Líneas Aéreas Aegean Airlines
•  American Eagle Aeromexico •  Olympic Air
•  American Airlines Shuttle (added) •  Aeroméxico Connect Air Canada
British Airways Air Europa •  Air Canada Express
•  BA CityFlyer Air France •  Air Canada Rouge
•  Comair Alitalia Air China
•  OpenSkies •  Alitalia CityLiner •  Dalian Airlines
•  Sun-Air China Airlines Air India
Cathay Pacific •  Mandarin Airlines •  Alliance Air
•  Cathay Dragon China Eastern Airlines Air New Zealand
Finnair •  Shanghai Airlines •  Air New Zealand Link
• Nordic Regional Airlines China Southern Airlines All Nippon Airways
Iberia Czech Airlines •  Air Japan
•  Iberia Express Delta Air Lines •  ANA Wings
•  Iberia Regional •  Delta Connection •  Vanilla Air
Japan Airlines •  Delta Shuttle Asiana Airlines
•  J-Air Garuda Indonesia •  Air Busan
•  Japan Transocean Air Kenya Airways •  Air Seoul
LATAM Airlines KLM Austrian Airlines
• LATAM Argentina •  KLM Cityhopper  Avianca
• LATAM Brasil Korean Air •  Avianca Argentina (added)
• LATAM Chile •  Jin Air (added) •  Avianca Brazil
• LATAM Colombia Middle East Airlines •  Avianca Costa Rica
• LATAM Ecuador Saudia •  Avianca Ecuador
• LATAM Express TAROM •  Avianca El Salvador
• LATAM Peru Vietnam Airlines •  Avianca Guatemala
Malaysia Airlines Xiamen Airlines •  Avianca Honduras
•  Firefly (added) •  Avianca Nicaragua
•  MASwings (added) •  Avianca Peru
Qantas Possible future members to SkyTeam Brussels Airlines
•  Jetconnect None Copa Airlines
•  QantasLink •  Copa Airlines Colombia
Qatar Airways Croatia Airlines
• Qatar Executive (added) EgyptAir
Royal Jordanian •  EgyptAir Express
•  Royal Wings (added) Ethiopian Airlines
S7 Airlines EVA Air
•  Globus Airlines  •  Uni Air
SriLankan Airlines LOT Polish Airlines
•  Mihin Lanka •  LOT Charters
•  Nordica Airlines
 Possible future members to Oneworld Lufthansa
 Aer Lingus (TBD) •  Air Dolomiti
•  Aer Lingus Regional  (TBD) •  Lufthansa CityLine
LATAM Paraguay (TBD) •  Lufthansa Regional
•  SunExpress Deutschland
Scandinavian Airlines
Shenzhen Airlines
•  Kunming Airlines
 Singapore Airlines
•   Silkair
•   Scoot
South African Airways
•  Airlink
•  Mango
•  South African Express
Swiss International Air Lines
•  Edelweiss Air
•  Swiss Global Air Lines
TAP Portugal
•  TAP Express
 Thai Airways
•  Thai Smile
Turkish Airlines
•  Anadolu Jet
•  Sunexpress
United Airlines
•  United Express
Possible future members to Star Alliance

List of the 3 Regional Airline Alliances

Below is a list of 3 of the Regional airline alliances, of which, I added U-Fly Alliance and Value Alliance:

Vanilla Alliance

U-Fly Alliance

Value Alliance

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Air Austral Eastar Jet Cebu Pacific
Air Madagascar HK Express Cebgo (added)
Air Mauritius Lucky Air Jeju Air
Air Seychelles Urumqi Air Nok Air
Int’Air Îles West Air NokScoot
Tigerair Australia
Vanilla Air


    1. Both are airlines with their own partners. It is like Alaska Airlines. It is not a third party airline alliance. That is why they are not included in this list.

  1. JUNEYAO is a Star alliance “connecting partner”
    FIJI Airways is a ONEWORLD “connect partner”.

    As far as Latam Paraguay, well they were supposed to be in the process of joining ONEWORLD since they left Star Alliance in March 2014. I think after 4 years it’s probably not happening any time soon if at all.

    1. Thanks for the heads up Nadine. I will look into adding connecting partners into the next list. For now, felt like it should just be members.

  2. On September 21, 2015, the Vanilla Alliance was formed between several airlines based in the Indian Ocean region, in order to improve air connectivity within the region. The founding members are Air Austral , Air Mauritius , Air Madagascar , Air Seychelles , and Int’Air Iles .

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