Thanks to a partnership with TACA, one of the leading
Latin American airlines, Lufthansa can now offer flights to two new
destinations in Central and South America.
Travellers to the Latin American capitals
Lima (Peru) and San Salvador (El Salvador) can take long-haul
Lufthansa flights from Frankfurt to Caracas or Miami and then
transfer seamlessly to a connecting flight operated by TACA under
a Lufthansa flight number.
The new codeshare flights will provide daily
connections to Lima (via Caracas) and San Salvador (via Miami).
TACA will operate both these routes with an Airbus A320 or A321.
In addition, members of Lufthansa’s Miles
& More and TACA’s Distancia frequent flyer programme will be able
to earn and redeem award miles on all partner routes. Out of Lima
and San Salvador TACA operates some 17 further connections each to
destinations in Central- and South America.
“The codeshare agreement with TACA enables us to
connect new destinations in Central and South America for our
customers,” said Götz Ahmelmann, Vice President Alliances,
Strategies & Subsidiaries Lufthansa Passenger Airlines. “TACA is a
quality carrier and it offers Lufthansa passengers one of the most
modern aircraft fleet and a very good on board product. We are
looking forward to this cooperation, which will strengthen our
presence in other parts of Latin America.”
TACA (Transportes Aéreos del Continente
Americano) has an international route network encompassing 38
destinations in 22 countries throughout the Americas which it
serves from its three hubs in San Salvador, San José (Costa Rica)
and Lima. The airline operates the
latest-generation Airbus A319, A320 and A321 aircraft as well as
the Embraer 190, which is recognised worldwide for its technical
innovation, efficiency and safety. All the aircraft in the fleet
are fitted with a Business Class cabin. TACA has also earned a
reputation for its reliable and punctual flight operations and
also possesses an IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) certificate
for its high safety and quality standards. In addition, TACA
operates its own regional fleet of 30 propeller aircraft, which
mainly serve smaller destinations in Central America.
cooperation between Lufthansa and TACA has been prepared jointly
since May 2007 which is now being launched with the two codeshare
flights based on a corresponding agreement.
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