Star Alliance, of which Scandinavian Airlines is a founding member, today welcomes Avianca, TACA Airlines and Copa Airlines, thereby cementing its presence in Latin America and adding close to 50 new airports to the network.
"On behalf of the Star Alliance Chief Executive Board, it gives me great pleasure to welcome Avianca,TACA Airlines and Copa Airlines to the Star Alliance family. The addition of these quality aviation groups strengthens our presence in the rapidly growing Latin American market," Mark Schwab, CEO Star Alliance said: "With Avianca, TACA Airlines and Copa Airlines our customers now enjoy increased connectivity across the Americas by connecting through five new Star Alliance hubs right in the middle of the American continent."
Such wide ranging choice for travellers in today's globalised world is something only airline alliances can offer, as they link individual networks of their member carriers. With Avianca, TACA Airlines and Copa Airlines now being part of the Star Alliance network, passengers from within and outside the region will be able to connect seamlessly through the Copa Airlines hubs in Panama City (Panama) and Bogota (Colombia) and the Avianca, TACA Airlines hubs in Bogota (Colombia), San Salvador (El Salvador), Lima (Peru) and San Jose (Costa Rica).
source: Scandinavian Airlines