Avianca Brazil Joins Star Alliance

By Paul Riegler on 22 July 2015
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DSC_5039Avianca Brazil announced that it has officially become a member of Star Alliance.  The addition of the Brazilian carrier adds 15 new destinations throughout Brazil to the alliance’s network, in addition to the 12 that Star Alliance member airlines already served in the country.

Members of Avianca Brazil’s loyalty program can earn and redeem miles on all Star Alliance-member carrier flights, while Star Alliance airlines can do the same on Avianca Brazil flights.

The airline will help fill Star Alliance’s void in the South American market created after Brazil’s TAM merged with the Chilean carrier LAM and created LATAM, which left Star Alliance and joined the oneworld alliance.

Avianca Brazil was first invited to join Star Alliance in late 2013.

The carrier was founded in 1998, and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.  It is primarily a domestic airline, with flights to over 20 destinations in Brazil.

Avianca Brazil joins Colombian airline Avianca as the second South American carrier in Star Alliance.  Avianca Brazil is the second-largest airline in South America, after LATAM.

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