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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Air Canada will launch year-round mainline service to Amsterdam from Toronto next June to expand its international network. Additions to the airline’s summer 2015 network also include new Air Canada rouge seasonal service from Montréal to Venice and between Vancouver and Osaka.

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The carrier will operate three-times-weekly round-trips to Brazil with Boeing 787-8 widebodies from Addis Ababa. The flights will make an intermediate stop at Ethiopan Airlines’ second hub at Lomé-Tokoin Airport in Togo.

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American Airlines will launch 17 additional weekly flights between the United States and Brazil this fall, having receiving approval from the U.S. and Brazilian authorities.

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This summer US Airways is offering daily, seasonal service to Barcelona, Athens, Glasgow, Venice and Lisbon from its hub at Philadelphia. The carrier will also add daily, seasonal service from US Airways’ hub at Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Dublin, Madrid and Rome.

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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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TAM offers multiple daily departures from New York JFK to Brazil – to both Rio de Janeiro Galeao and Sao Paulo Guarulhos – as well as twice-daily service between Orlando and Sao Paulo.

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The seasonal service will run through April 4, 2011 and then will resume for the summer season between June 9 and August 22, 2011. American Airlines’ DFW-Rio service will then resume for the 2011-2012 winter season on November 22, 2011.

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Complicating Delta Air Lines’ attempt to increase service frequency on its new Detroit-Sao Paulo route by trying to switch the rights to three weekly regional Brazil frequencies from its existing Atlanta-Rio de Janeiro service, American Airlines claims Delta is relinquishing the service frequencies and has applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for the right to use them.

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Delta Air Lines has applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation to expand its service between the United States and Brazil, in order to allow increased flights between its Detroit hub and Sao Paulo.

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American Airlines has applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to fly nonstop from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Rio de Janeiro’s Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport three times a week from November 18.

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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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