Star Alliance Christmas Lunch at the Shelbourne

Star Alliance Christmas Lunch at the Shelbourne

Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel was the chosen venue for the traditional Star Alliance Christmas Lunch, which was attended by top agents. This lunch has become one of the highlights for the  season and was enjoyed by all.Shannon Airport were joint sponsors of the lunch.

tar Alliance carrier , Turkish Airlines , was repreented  by Murat Balandi  pictured wth Frank Kelly from Tropical Places .

Star Alliance carrier Turkish Airlines was represented by Murat Balandi, here with Frank Kelly from Tropical Sky


The airline alliance now has 27 member airlines, many of whom were present at the event. Indeed Ethiopian Airlines, in the person of  Michael Yohannes, got a warm welcome from those present. John Cassidy was also there, having just won the Virgin Atlantic golf tournament in Florida.

Helen Fyfe , Lufthansa meets Jim Vaughan from Just Split at the lunch.

Helen Fyfe, Lufthansa, meets Jim Vaughan from at the lunch

Ethiopian will be the newest online Star Alliance member when the carrier begins flights from Addis Abba to Dublin and onward to Los Angeles.

Alan Sparling ,SAS welcomes the guests to the Star Alliance lunch.

Alan Sparling, SAS, welcomes guests to the Star Alliance lunch

Star Alliance is the largest of all the airline groupings and now serves 1,316 airports in 192 countries. The alliance is now operating from T2 at London Heathrow Airport.IMG_0989



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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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