Taiwan's Eva Air has formally joined the Star Alliance as its 28th member at a ceremony in Taipei on 18 June.
With this latest addition, the alliance now has eight carriers in Asia-Pacific. It also added Kaohsiung, Taiwan and Surabaya, Indonesia to its network, and expanded the number of hubs across the region to 10, including Taipei.
Eva Air's integration into the alliance began after its application to join Star was approved in March 2012, with Air China acting as the mentor airline.
"Star Alliance membership gives us the privilege of serving new customers from all corners of the globe and introducing our passengers to the seamless services and status recognition that the Alliance provides," says Eva Air's president Austin Cheng. "As a member, we have the opportunity to introduce travellers to new ways of connecting to destinations throughout Asia via our hub in Taipei."