The Brazil Airpass allows travel across TAM's entire domestic network. The routing can be freely selected but needs to cover between four and nine...

Star Alliance has begun selling a Brazil Airpass covering 45 destinations in Brazil served by TAM Airlines, a new member of the alliance.

The Brazil Airpass allows travel across TAM’s entire domestic network. The routing can be freely selected but needs to cover between four and nine flight coupons. Each city may be visited once, but connecting flights through the same airports are permitted. The fare varies according to the number of coupons purchased and available booking classes, and ranges from US$133 to $212 per coupon excluding fees, taxes and surcharges.


“The Star Alliance Brazil Airpass is a further example of the customer benefits which only an airline alliance can provide,” says Christopher Korenke, vice president commercial for Star Alliance. “By working with our member carrier TAM Airlines, we are now in a position to provide a great value-for-money fare product to all customers travelling on Star Alliance member-carrier flights to Brazil and wishing to explore the diverse attractions this fascinating country has to offer.”

When TAM Airlines joined Star Alliance in May 2010, it gave the alliance renewed access to a continent in which the alliance had been poorly represented since the bankruptcy of VARIG in 2005 and the carrier's subsequent suspension from Star. This photograph shows a TAM A320 painted in the official Star Alliance livery

The Brazil Airpass can be purchased by all non-Brazilian residents, in conjunction with an international ticket on any Star Alliance member carrier to Brazil, or in addition to a Star Alliance Round-the-World ticket, with a routing which includes a destination in Brazil.

In order to plan a trip using the Brazil Airpass, a special fare calculator is available on the Star Alliance website at www.staralliance.com/en/fares/regional-fares/brazil-airpass.

Once passengers have planned their itineraries, they can email the itineraries directly to a call center, or print the desired journey and request the booking, pricing and ticketing via any travel agent or any Star Alliance member carrier.

The launch of the Brazil Airpass follows the recent induction into Star Alliance of Brazilian airline TAM, which has increased Star’s presence in South America. In addition to TAM, Star Alliance member carriers Air Canada, Air China, Continental Airlines, Lufthansa, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP, Turkish Airlines, United and US Airways all provide flights to Brazil.

With the Brazil Airpass, Star Alliance now offers a total of 14 different fare products, ranging from its popular Round-the-World fare to circle fares and regional airpasses.