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Air India becomes official member of Star Alliance

Group's passenger benefits and privileges to kick in from July 11

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Taking to the skies: An Air India Boeing 777 Dreamliner (right) flying past an Airbus A380 from Thai Airways, one of the five founding carriers of the Star Alliance network of airlines; Air India has officially been accepted as a member of Star Alliance. - PHOTO: AFP

AIR India has officially been accepted as a member of the Star Alliance, and passengers of the world's largest grouping of carriers can expect the benefits and privileges to kick in from July 11. The move comes three years after the alliance had suspended the entry of the loss making state-run