Taca and Copa Join Star Alliance

Latin American airlines Avianca, Taca and Copa joined the global Star Alliance network.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


The goal of these two companies joining the alliance is to integrate the ''hubs'' of Avianca-Taca (San Salvador, Lima, San José and Bogotá) and Copa (Panama City).

The incorporation of both airlines will be implemented by standardizing ticketing procedures and baggage handling, said Jaan Albrecht, CEO of Star Alliance.

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Copa and AviancaTaca Finally Join with Star Alliance

June 2012

After three years of announcements about the move, Star alliance has confirmed the formal admission of Copa Airlines and AviancaTaca into the global airline network.

An article in Laprensagrafica.com reports that "The alleged integration of Star Alliance into Copa was first mentioned in 2009, especially since Continental, with whom Copa has codesharing alliances, announced it would join Star Alliance and leave SkyTeam, the other major airline alliance in operation today. Although Copa is no longer part of SkyTeam, it has not yet officially joined Star Alliance. "

COPA Airlines Could Join Star Alliance

October 2009

The airline is negotiating its potential entrance to Star Alliance, which is composed of 25 air travel companies.

Pedro Heilbron, president of Copa Airlines, reported that on October 24th, the corporation abandoned another airline alliance, SkyTeam.

Prensa.com published further comments by Heilbron: "We are having talks, we haven't made a decision.

Sky Airline and Taca Agree on Code Share Agreement

November 2011

The airlines announced the signing of the agreement which will contribute to increased flight options for passengers in the Southern Cone.

In the first quarter of next year, Sky Airlines will sign a similar agreement with the airline Avianca, indicated Fabio Villegas, CEO of Avianca, Taca, Stuart Ortiz, COO of Avianca-Taca and Jürgen Paulmann, CEO of Sky Airlines, in a press conference.

Taca, Copa and United Create Codeshare Agreements

January 2011

The airlines announced the intention of establishing bilateral cooperation agreements on shared codes.

As part of the preparation process for the entry into Star Alliance and with the aim of strengthening the portfolio of services for travelers, Copa Airlines, Colombia Copa Airlines, Continental Airlines and United Airlines, both wholly-owned subsidiaries of United Continental Holdings, Inc .

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