National carrier Air India has been invited to join Star Alliance, the leading global conglomeration of 28 top international carriers. Air India is likely to join the alliance by June this year.
The invitation came as a result of lifting an earlier suspension of the membership process on Air India’s admission to the alliance.
In one of the major meetings that took place a few months ago in Vienna, the Star Alliance had unanimously decided to lift the suspension and revive the invitation.
“Air India will be the first Indian airline to join the group. The integration will no doubt help the airline improve its revenue and become green as far as the finance is concerned. It can also widen its operations as global connectivity could be increased through a number of partner airlines,” said an Air India official here.
As soon as the process gets finalised and Air India becomes a member in the alliance, the passengers can avail huge benefits, the official said.
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