Avianca, Copa & TACA Airlines Join Star Alliance

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Officials met on June 21 for Avianca, TACA Airlines and Copa Airlines’ joining with Star Alliance. Left to right are Star Alliance CEO Mark Schwab, AviancaTaca board member Roberto Kriete, Copa Airlines CEO Pedro Heilbron, AviancaTaca Holding CEO Fabio Villagas, AviancaTaca COO Estuardo Ortuz and United CEO Jeff Smisek.

Last month, Copa Airlines, Avianca, and TACA Airlines officially joined the Star Alliance network, providing passengers of those airlines with access to more than 1,350 destinations throughout 193 countries in the Caribbean and North, Central and South Americas.

Through the joining, passengers will also enjoy access to Star Alliance’s frequent flyer benefits, which include faster and easier connections, the ability to earn and redeem miles across airlines, upgrade possibilities and access to VIP lounges worldwide.

For more information, including a detailed listing of destinations and countries serviced by all three of these airlines and Star Alliance, visit