Air India has today become the 27th member of Star Alliance.
The carrier’s membership was confirmed last month and becomes the first Indian airline to join a global alliance.
Air India will add a total of 400 daily flights and 35 new destinations in India to the Alliance network.
Reciprocal frequent flyer benefits between Air India's Flying Returns programme and those of the existing member carries will also become effective on 11 July 2014. This will provide travellers with more options in earning and redeeming, upgrading and obtaining Star Alliance Gold status.
Travellers holding Star Alliance Gold status have access to more than 1,000 lounges across the global network, can check-in at specially designated counters, have an increased baggage allowance and receive priority boarding and baggage delivery. All these benefits will also be provided by Air India.