The Austrian group joined the Star Alliance team in March 2000 and, as a result, can offer their passengers a choice of more than 965 destinations in 162 countries as well as 18,000 flights per day. The 20 airline strong Star Alliance Team consists of: ANA, BMI, Air New Zealand, Austrian, LOT Polish Airlines, Air Canada, Scandinavian Airlines, Lufthansa, Asiana Airlines, Spanair, South African Airways, Thai, Air China, Shanghai Airlines, TAP Portugal, United Airways, Singapore Airlines, U. S. Airways, and Turkish Airlines
Travel out of South Africa has been made easy through the Star Alliance. Now South African tourists can choose from some of the top airlines in the world, depending on their travel destination. If you are heading for Austria, the quickest routes are offered by Lufthansa and South African Airways.
Both Lufthansa and South African Airways fly out of Johannesburg to Frankfurt and to Munich. From both these cities, short regional connecting flights are freely available to cities like Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck in Austria.