Brussels Airlines joins Star Alliance

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December 10: Belgian carrier Brussels Airlines has become the 26th member of the Star Alliance network, bringing with it four new destinations in Africa of Bujumbura, Conakry, Kigali and Monrovia.
President and Chief Executive Officer of United Airlines Glenn Tilton, in his role as chairman of the Star Alliance meeting in Brussels, said: “Brussels Airlines further strengthens the Star Alliance by offering greater connectivity throughout Europe and Africa to better serve the international travel needs of all our customers.”
Brussels Airlines was sponsored as a potential member of the alliance by Lufthansa, which recently bought a stake in the Belgian airline.
The next airline seeking membership of the Star Alliance is Ethiopian Airlines, which has just been named ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 41st Annual General Assembly of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) held in Maputo, Mozambique.