The induction of Avianca Brasil brings a Star Alliance presence back to South America’s largest air transport market, after former Star member TAM Airlines left the alliance on March 31, 2014 in order to join the rival oneworld alliance.

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LATAM Airlines Group co-founder TAM Airlines is launching new routes to two North American cities in 2015 and will also embark during the year on a strategic expansion of its Brazilian domestic regional network after placing a sizable order for regional aircraft.

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The LATAM Airlines Group has announced five new long-haul international services it plans to begin in the next 15 months, to strengthen the group’s connectivity in Latin America, North America and Europe.

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GOL expects to begin operating six new daily round-trips from Viracopos-Campinas International Airport on September 1. Of the six round-trips, five would be on a new route to Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport and one on an existing route to Brasília-Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport.

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On December 12, Delta Air Lines began operating between New York JFK and Sao Paulo with Boeing 767-400ERs, which offer 180-degree, flat-bed seats in BusinessElite. On December 14, Delta will begin using Boeing 767-400ERs between Atlanta and Sao Paulo.

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Passengers will access the new, free platform through their own mobile communications devices or laptops and the content for GOL’s IFE platform will be automatically updated on landing at nine major Brazilian airports. GOL says the IFE platform will be the first of its kind.

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Delta Air Lines is adding a sixth nonstop flight each week between Atlanta and Brasilia, Brazil’s capital city, on May 31.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded American Airlines rights to fly 11 new flights per week between the United States and Brazil, starting November 18. American will offer daily nonstop service between New York JFK and Rio de Janeiro and four-times-weekly service between Miami and Brasilia.

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GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes and Delta Air Lines have asked the Brazilian and U.S. authorities for permission to launch a codeshare agreement, and are planning to link their frequent flyer programs.

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