Avianca Brasil joins Star Alliance

Avianca Brasil joins Star Alliance

At a special ceremony held at Guarulhos International Airport yesterday, the Star Alliance member carriers welcomed their newest member, Avianca Brasil. Star Alliance partner Air Canada flies daily year-round from its main hub at Toronto Pearson to São Paulo–Guarulhos and three-times weekly to Rio Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airports. Together with Avianca Brasil, Air Canada offers customers convenient connections to cities throughout Brazil including Porto Alegre, Florianopolis, Curitiba, Brasilia, Salvador, Recife and Fortaleza as well as reciprocal frequent flyer travel reward benefits and top tier recognition for eligible customers. Avianca Brasil is the fastest growing airline in the country. From 2010 to 2014 it increased its market share from 2.6% to 8.4%. Until May of 2015 the airline continued this trend, reaching a cumulative market share of 9%. 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 São Paulo – Guarulhos, Rio de Janeiro – Galeão and Brasilia.