Star Alliance, the airline network, has partnered with Skyscanner, a travel search engine, to allow travelers visiting the Star Alliance website to search for flights, view airfares and book them directly with its member airlines. This feature, accessible alongside the website’s lounge finder, flight status and other journey-related services, uses Skyscanner’s fare search, linking directly to the alliance’s member carrier websites for purchase. The website, which complements the individual websites of its 28 member airlines, in nine languages, has simultaneously undergone a major makeover.
According to the alliance, the overall layout is brighter, more user-friendly and provides shorter paths to its most popular features across both desktop and mobile devices. The new capabilities also allow customers to find global connections that best meet their travel needs. Jeremy Drury, director digital & e-services for Star Alliance, said that “anything bookable on member airline websites can now be reached through our site.”