Our Connecting Partners

Connecting Partners

About Connecting Partners

About Connecting Partners

The Connecting Partner Model allows airlines to connect to the Star Alliance network without becoming a member airline of the Alliance. Passengers connecting between certain member airlines and a Connecting Partner under a single booking may enjoy certain comforts and privileges. All passengers can be checked through with their bags to their final destination. Additionally, customers holding Star Alliance Silver and Gold status may be offered a tailored subset of privileges during such eligible connecting travel.  

Currently, these comforts and privileges are available on eligible connections between THAI Smile and Austrian, Lufthansa, SWISS and THAI Airways Intl., as well as between Juneyao Airlines and Air Canada, Air China, All Nippon Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines and United.  

Further information on the privileges offered is available on the webpage of each Connecting Partner.  

Juneyao Airlines

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, its focus is 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 and North Asia, and Europe.

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

THAI Smile

THAI Smile

THAI Smile Airways, a subsidiary airline of THAI Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), is a regional airline for short and medium range flights. The airline aims to become a Regional Favorite Airline with the Heart of Thai.  

THAI Smile is a full-service airline being the regional wings of THAI Airways International. The airline provides high quality services to meet the needs of short-haul travelers at an affordable price, while ensuring comfort and convenience for a superior travel experience. The airline fleet consists of 20 narrow-body aircraft with the operational base located at Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK). Products and services of THAI Smile are suitable for passengers travelling short distances. THAI Smile passengers can also collect mileage to redeem prizes under Royal Orchid Plus, the THAI customer loyalty program. 

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