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AviancaTaca and Copa Join Star Alliance

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AviancaTaca, and Copa airlines are officially a part of the Star Alliance, and with the joining, passengers have access to greater connectivity in the Americas, through five hubs in Bogota, Colombia; San Salvador, El Salvador; Lima, Peru; San Jose, Costa Rica; and Panama City.

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Connected to 193 Countries

Yesterday, in the VIP room of Avianca in Bogota, Colombia, was announced the addition of 3 Latin American airlines in Star Alliance, which brings to 28 airlines. Since the announcement, Avianca, Taca and Copa Airlines are part of the global air network.

“The sum of these groups of high-quality aviation strengthens our presence in the vibrant Latin American economies,” said Mark Schwab, CEO of Star Alliance.

With the alliance, he said, people will enjoy greater connectivity in the Americas, as they will be enabled five hubs in Bogota, Colombia, San Salvador, El Salvador, Lima, Peru, San Jose, Costa Rica and Panama City .

Fabio Villegas, CEO of Avianca Taca, recalled that in November 2010 was made public its intention to begin the process. “It’s a historical fact for thousands of people every day choose our flights to get from one place to another. I say historic because we joined the network the world’s largest airline. ”

Villegas said that prior to consolidate the alliance, the airline expanded network of destinations, renovated physical spaces in airports and aircraft fleet modernized, he said.

AviancaTaca offers 150 destinations in 25 countries in America and Europe representing 4 million frequent travelers. The incorporation with the Star Alliance network was expanded to 1 000 destinations in 193 countries, 356 cities, about 21 000 500 flights available and an average of 650 million passengers.

Schwab added that in the medium term could be signed an alliance with airlines that fly to southern China and Taiwan.

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