Decision on Air India's induction into Star Alliance on Monday

Jun 22 2014, 11:34 IST
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Air India was originally accepted as a future member of Star Alliance in December, 2007 (Photo: AP) Air India was originally accepted as a future member of Star Alliance in December, 2007 (Photo: AP)
SummaryThe member airlines of Star Alliance together own a total of 4,338 aircraft and fly over 640 million passengers a year

would be held here some time in July and Air India is to have one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners and an Airbus A-320 -- signifying its international and domestic operations, painted with the Star Alliance logo and livery for the occasion.

The CEB will also formally launch their hub at the new Terminal 2 of Heathrow airport, called the Queen's Terminal. The terminal started functioning from June 2 with Star Alliance member, US carrier United, being the first to move in to the new facility.

Besides United, it would become the hub of operations of 26 member airlines like Singapore Airlines, Air China, Air Canada, Swiss, Lufthansa and Turkish, who are expected to move in to the new terminal over the next six months.

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