Ethiopian Airlines has joined the Star Alliance. A ceremony was held yesterday at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. Ethiopian is the third airline based in Africa to become a member.
The Star Alliance members serving Africa now offer 750+ flights per day to over 110 destinations in 48 countries on the continent.
The added coverage in Africa is very nice as I have quite a bit of mileage in my Continental/ United account. I’ve been to Africa two different times so far and would love to go again.
The Star Alliance has appointed a new CEO- Mark Schwab. He comes from United where he was Senior VP for alliances. In this role he served as a member of the Star Alliance’s Management Board.