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The Qualiflyer Group is centered around Swissair. It was actually the second airline alliance to be formed (following Star), but since the Austrian Airlines Group has left Qualiflyer, it has become smaller in size, where it was already the smallest one (of the branded ones).


"Flying European Style"



30 March 1998

Number of aircraft


Airbus share

157 = 32 %

Boeing share

156 = 31 %

Aircraft on order


Founding members

Swissair (SWR/SR)
Austrian Airlines (AUA/OS)*
TAP Air Portugal (TP/TAP)
AOM French Airlines (IW/AOM)
Crossair (LX/CRX)
Sabena (SN/SAB) **
Turkish Airlines (TK/THY)

* OS  is not a Qualiflyer member anymore
** Sabena is 85% owned by SAirGroup

Additional members

Air Europe (PE/AEL): 1 Apr 1999
Air Littoral (FU/LIT): May 2000
LOT (LO/LOT): 1 Jan 2000
Portugália (NI/PGA): Jan 2000
Volare Airlines (8D/VLE): since 1 Jan 2000
Air Liberté: Sep 2000  

Number of employees

58 298

Future members

none announced.

Former members

Austrian Airlines (OS/AUA): left Qualiflyer in October 1999 and joined Star Alliance

Major Hubs

Europe: Brussels, Basel, Istanbul, Lisbon Milan-Malpensa, Nice, Paris ORY, Warsaw, Zurich 

America: -

Asia: -

Africa: -

Oceania: -