Connecting Partner Star Alliance added its first Connecting Partner, Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines, in May 2017.

About Connecting Partners

Star Alliance’s Connecting Partner model is a new and innovative programme that allows airlines to link to Star Alliance without becoming a member. Connecting Partners have full commercial links with three or more member airlines, but not with all 28 members.

Typically, a Connecting Partner is a regional airline or an airline operating a low-cost model. Connecting Partners may be subsidiaries of a member airline or completely separate entities.

Star Alliance Gold and Silver status customers enjoy a tailored set of privileges in line with the product offerings of the individual Connecting Partner when they fly on an itinerary involving at least one member carrier and the Connecting Partner.

Juneyao Airlines

Juneyao Airlines Co. Ltd. (Juneyao Airlines) is a subsidiary company of Shanghai Juneyao (Group) Co. Ltd, one of China's Top 100 Private Companies.Based in Shanghai and operating hubs at Hongqiao and Pudong International Airports, Juneyao Airlines mainly operates domestic air transport of passengers, cargo and mail, business and tourist charter, as well as flights to Hong Kong, Macao and neighbouring countries.

Juneyao Airlines' maiden flight took off on September 25, 2006. Today, it targets the middle and high level business and business leisure market, offering 260 daily departures at 80 airports. As an approved international flight operator, Juneyao Airlines plans to gradually increase its flights to Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea.

Click here to find out more about what Juneyao offers to Star Alliance customers.