Star Alliance is the world’s largest international alliance. OAG reveals that member carriers have 489,000 flights in October, towards 375,000 for SkyTeam and 336,000 for oneworld. Put one other approach, throughout all flights worldwide, one in six are by Star members.


United Airways is the highest Star airline, with Air China, Turkish Airways, Lufthansa, and Air Canada finishing the highest 5. By way of airports, Istanbul Airport has extra Star flights than another in October and is, subsequently, the alliance’s main facility by this metric.


Prime airports by Star carriers

This desk reveals the airports with at the least 16 Star Alliance members in October:

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Rank Airport Variety of Star airways in October Listing of airways
1 London Heathrow 22 Aegean, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels, Croatia, EgyptAir, Ethiopian, EVA, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore, SWISS, TAP, Thai, Turkish, United
2= Frankfurt 20 Aegean, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Brussels, Croatia, EgyptAir, Ethiopian, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore, SWISS, TAP, Thai, Turkish, United
2= Paris CDG 20 Aegean, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Brussels, Croatia, EgyptAir, Ethiopian, EVA, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore, SWISS, Thai, Turkish, United
4 New York JFK 18 Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels, Copa, EgyptAir, Ethiopian, EVA, LOT, Lufthansa, Singapore, SWISS, TAP, Turkish, United
5= Barcelona 16 Aegean, Air Canada, Asiana, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels, Croatia, EgyptAir, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore, SWISS, TAP, Turkish, United
5= Los Angeles 16 Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Avianca, Copa, EVA, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore, SWISS, Turkish, United
5= Milan Malpensa 16 Aegean, Air Canada, Air China, Austrian, Brussels, EgyptAir, Ethiopian, EVA, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore, SWISS, TAP, Turkish, United

Frankfurt has the best range of carriers of precise Star hubs. Picture: Tom Boon | Easy Flying.

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Not many ‘actual’ Star hubs

Few of the airports within the above desk are ‘true’ Star hubs; most of the alliance’s busiest do not characteristic extremely by precise Star airways serving them. Istanbul Airport, Denver, Houston Intercontinental, Newark, Beijing Capital, and Toronto are among the many high 10 busiest Star hubs, however none rank excessive sufficient by provider range to be included within the desk.

It’s, in fact, as a result of they primarily revolve round one very dominant operator. Take Istanbul Airport. In October, it has extra Star flights than another hub however is served by ‘solely’ eight of the alliance’s members.

Regardless of Istanbul’s monumental metro inhabitants of ~16 million, it has fewer Star airways than Copenhagen (15), Vienna (14), and Stockholm Arlanda (11). With its monumental route community, Turkish Airways is accountable for 98% of flights; no surprise the airport is eager to draw extra Star carriers.

Whereas Istanbul Airport has extra Star flights than another, it’s served by solely eight members. Picture: Vincenzo Tempo | Easy Flying.

Extra about international airports

The desk reveals the significance of ‘international airports,’ the place demand is excessive regionally to draw many members. London Heathrow, CDG, JFK, and Los Angeles epitomize this. In distinction, Frankfurt has the broadest array of member airways of ‘correct’ Star hubs.

Which of the airports within the desk have you ever visited? And which Star provider have you ever most frequently flown? Tell us within the feedback.