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Overview - Connecting Partners

Connecting Partners

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 became the first Star Alliance Connecting Partner in May 2017. Customers
travelling on an itinerary which includes a transfer between a Star Alliance member airline
and Juneyao Airlines will enjoy benefits such as passenger and baggage through check-in.
Frequent flyer programme members from Juneyao Airlines can collect and redeem miles on
Air China, Air Canada, EVA Air, Singapore Airlines and United, while members of these
airline’s FFPs can collect and redeem miles on Juneyao Airlines. Customers should check the
individual frequent flyer programme for full details.

Star Alliance Gold Card holders will enjoy the following tailored privileges on connecting flights
operated by Juneyao Airlines:

  • Lounge Access
  • Fast Track Security
  • Additional Baggage
  • Priority Check-in
  • Priority Boarding
  • Priority Standby
  • Priority Baggage Delivery