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Avianca Brasil leaving Star Alliance

Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:33 pm

Brazilian airline Ocean Air Linhas Aéreas (dba Avianca Brasi) will formally leave Star Alliance with effect from 1 September 2019.

Ocean Air’s withdrawal follows several months of bankruptcy protection.

AVIANCA BRASIL TO EXIT STAR ALLIANCE
https://www.staralliance.com/en/news-ar ... upId=20184

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Pretty much a legal formality as the airline is essentially dead, with frozen AOC and slots reallocated to other airlines.
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Re: Avianca Brasil leaving Star Alliance

Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:34 pm

Maybe we'll see Azul join.
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Re: Avianca Brasil leaving Star Alliance

Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:56 pm

LAXintl wrote:
Brazilian airline Ocean Air Linhas Aéreas (dba Avianca Brasi) will formally leave Star Alliance with effect from 1 September 2019.

Ocean Air’s withdrawal follows several months of bankruptcy protection.

AVIANCA BRASIL TO EXIT STAR ALLIANCE
https://www.staralliance.com/en/news-ar ... upId=20184

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Pretty much a legal formality as the airline is essentially dead, with frozen AOC and slots reallocated to other airlines.


Perhaps some legal technicality had prevented *A to make such an announcement earlier. O6 has been grounded for at least 2-3 mos now, with no planes and no AOC. And as of last week, its CGH slots are now with Azul.
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Re: Avianca Brasil leaving Star Alliance

Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:26 pm

It's baffling how difficult has been to Star Alliance to set foot in Brazil with a local partner.
 
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Re: Avianca Brasil leaving Star Alliance

Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:02 pm

Ever since TAM went to OW, Star Alliance has lost all its grip in Brazil.

Gol is taking the opportunity to be "in the middle". Kinda like Alaska Air. Closer to DL / AF / KL, while maintaining partnership with the likes of CM / EY / EK / KE / AC / SA / QR and recently ET and AT.

Azul has ties with both UA and TP, but I doubt it will enter Star Alliance.

The LH group (mainly LH and LX) still have codeshare agreements with LA.
 
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Re: Avianca Brasil leaving Star Alliance

Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:48 pm

geoshina wrote:
Ever since TAM went to OW, Star Alliance has lost all its grip in Brazil.

Gol is taking the opportunity to be "in the middle". Kinda like Alaska Air. Closer to DL / AF / KL, while maintaining partnership with the likes of CM / EY / EK / KE / AC / SA / QR and recently ET and AT.

Azul has ties with both UA and TP, but I doubt it will enter Star Alliance.

The LH group (mainly LH and LX) still have codeshare agreements with LA.


Plus all of G3 and AR flights between GRU-EZE and GIG-EZE are code-shared between the two airlines.
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Re: Avianca Brasil leaving Star Alliance

Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:04 am

Well, even after O6 joined star alliance, the "big boys" of Star Alliance did not partner with them. For example, if I am correct, LH did not even codeshare on a single route with O6. UA got into bed with Azul and ditched O6. In spite of them launching GRU-SCL, etc., they never got feed from Star partners. Air Europa and Alitalia had a much exhaustive partnership with them. Overall, Avianca Brasil in Star was more of a joke.

Even if Azul joins Star as a connecting partner, I doubt LH will ditch LATAM to partner with them. And GOL will always be seen as the preferred partner by anyone who does not partner with LATAM. Azul sees this point and is wise to remain outside Star.
 
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Re: Avianca Brasil leaving Star Alliance

Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:51 am

And yet on the US frequent flyer page you can still earn miles on O6!
 
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Re: Avianca Brasil leaving Star Alliance

Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:29 pm

eta unknown wrote:
And yet on the US frequent flyer page you can still earn miles on O6!


Even Star's announcement was less than timely. Avianca Brazil has not been flying since June. In fact, Avianca Holdings has long since pulled the Avianca brand usage agreement from the former Brazilian associate. They can only be referred to as OceanAir since June. But as another poster said on here earlier, O6's participation on Star had always been on a sort of "red headed stepchild"/2nd class airline basis. Even though the airline has been long grounded, Star doesn't even communicate it properly.
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