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New airline partnership means more options for US-Latin America holidays

A proposed joint business agreement (JBA) between Copa Airlines, United Airlines and Avianca, pending US government approval, will offer more options and greater flexibility for agents booking holidays for customers who plan to visit the US and Latin America on the one trip.

The agreement will open up the air travel market between the US and 19 countries in Central and South America, allowing the three airlines to operate as if they are a single carrier. By integrating their complementary route networks into a collaborative revenue-sharing JBA, Copa, United and Avianca will offer customers many benefits, including services for more than 12,000 city pairs, new non-stop routes, additional flights on existing routes and reduced travel times for many journeys.

“We believe this agreement benefits our passengers by providing competitive fares and a superior network of more than 275 destinations throughout Latin America and the US, and also promotes tourism and investment in our region,” said Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines.


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