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Avianca Brasil joins Star Alliance Network
     2015-July-24  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    AT a special ceremony held at Guarulhos International Airport in Brazil on Wednesday, Star Alliance member carriers welcomed their newest member, Avianca Brasil.

    “Adding Avianca Brasil to our network is an important step in enhancing our customer acquisition in Latin America. Brazil is the most important aviation market on the continent and we are pleased that from today onward, we can once again offer domestic connections in Brazil,” said Mark Schwab, CEO of Star Alliance.

    “Today we are setting the future pace of our airline and close a two-year process that saw us move to a new IT platform, review and update our internal processes and improve the training program for our employees to ensure they provide the best possible service to customers. We are proud to be part of the most experienced airline alliance and are pleased to put Brazil back on the Star Alliance map,” said Jose Efromovich, President and CEO of Avianca Brasil.

    Avianca Brasil is the fastest growing airline in the country. From 2010 to 2014, it increased its market share from 2.6 percent to 8.4 percent. Until May 2015, the airline continued this trend, reaching a cumulative market share of 9 percent.

    Further growth is predicted as Avianca Brasil and the other Star Alliance carriers serving the country will connect more passengers through the main Brazilian hubs in Sao Paulo - Guarulhos, Rio de Janeiro - Galeao and Brasilia.

    Thirteen member carriers (Air Canada, Air China, Avianca, Avianca Brasil, Copa Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP, Turkish Airlines and United) now serve Brazil, which further strengthens Star Alliance’s position as the alliance with the most airlines in that market. Avianca Brasil added 15 new destinations in Brazil to the existing 12 that the Star Alliance member carriers already served, bringing the total to 27.

    In addition to Avianca Brasil’s domestic network, customers can fly internationally on 88 weekly flights from 12 airports in Brazil to destinations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. By connecting through Star Alliance hubs in these regions, passengers gain access to the worldwide network provided by the 28 member airlines that in total offer more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,330 airports in 192 countries.

    More than 2.7 million members of Avianca Brasil’s Amigo frequent flyer program (FFP) can now make use of the full Star Alliance FFP benefits. Not only can they, for example, earn and redeem miles on all member airline flights, those with Amigo Gold and Diamond status can access more than 1,000 lounges across the globe and make use of extra baggage allowance, priority baggage delivery, separate check-in counters and priority boarding.

    By the same token, members of the other Star Alliance FFPs will be granted the same benefits when traveling on Avianca Brasil.

    The company’s flights, all operating under the “O6” IATA carrier code designator, will now be part of the Star Alliance fare products. The most popular one is the Round the World fare, which allows customers to travel around the globe using any combination of the 28 member carriers. Furthermore, Avianca Brasil will now also participate in business oriented fare products, such as Star Alliance Corporate Plus.

    In order to support the joining of Avianca Brasil, Star Alliance has launched a special marketing campaign, built around the slogan “the way Brazil connects with the world.” It uses an image of the Brazilian flag formed out of 3-D iconic buildings from across the globe, visualizing the benefit that, through the inclusion of Avianca Brasil into the Alliance, the international Brazilian frequent traveler has a wider choice of travel than on any other alliance.

    (SD-Agencies)

    ABOUT AVIANCA BRASIL

    Avianca Brasil is the country’s fastest growing airline, serving 23 domestic and 1 international destination, with over 200 daily flights. The airline is renowned for delivering high-quality service and comfort at competitive prices. In recognition of this, it has received numerous industry awards, including the highest grade for seat pitch in all of its fleet by ANAC, the local civil aviation authority.

    Now as a member of Star Alliance, more than 2.7 million Amigo Frequent Flyer members can experience the scale of benefits offered by the alliance, particularly in earning & redeeming points alliance-wide.

    Avianca (AV) & Avianca Brasil (O6) operate under one Brand.

    About Star Alliance

    The Star Alliance Network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveler. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveler Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Avianca Brasil, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,330 airports in 192 countries.

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