STAR Alliance will begin work on a hub in India next year, which will be completed in approximately six months, but has not decided which will come first – Mumbai or New Delhi.
This follows national carrier Air India’s entry into Star Alliance earlier this year.
The airline is due to shift from Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 4 to Star Alliance’s new hub at Terminal 2, slashing transit times from two hours to one, said Justin Erbacci, vice president (customer experience and IT), Star Alliance.
Presently, Star Alliance’s Asian hubs are in Beijing and Bangkok and has nine other hubs across the globe.
Erbacci said Star Alliance is looking to expand its “seamless hub” project to Sao Paulo, Tokyo (Narita), and Los Angeles in 2015.