MONTREAL, June 21, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Aeroplan today announced the
addition of Avianca-TACA and Copa Airlines to its roster of travel
partners. Starting today, Aeroplan Members can accumulate and redeem
Aeroplan Miles for travel with both airlines, bringing the total number
of airline partners to 33.
"We are very pleased to be adding Avianca-TACA and Copa Airlines to
Aeroplan's expansive network of premium airlines and providing our
members more opportunities to earn miles or book reward flights to
Latin America, one of the world's most attractive emerging travel
markets," said David Houston, Vice President, Partnerships, Aeroplan.
Avianca-TACA, a Star Alliance member, offers the widest network in Latin
America with services to more than 100 destinations in the Americas and
Europe, offering connections to more than 750 destinations in the world
through partner airlines around the globe. Its multi-hub operations
offer travel options through Bogotá, San Salvador, Lima and San Jose.
Copa Airlines is also a Star Alliance member and is one of the fastest
growing airlines in the world, with more than 290 daily scheduled
flights among 63 destinations in 29 countries carried out with an
average on-time performance above 90% and one of the youngest and most
modern fleet in the Americas. Through its hub in Panama City, Copa
Airlines is able to consolidate passenger traffic from multiple points
and provides unique service to many destinations such as Santiago de
los Caballeros in Dominican Republic, Asuncion in Paraguay and
Guanacaste, Costa Rica and Iquitos, Peru from June/July 2012.
Aeroplan, Canada's premier coalition loyalty program, is owned by Aimia
Inc., a global leader in loyalty management.
Aeroplan's millions of members earn Aeroplan Miles with its growing
network of over 75 world-class partners, representing more than 150
brands in the financial, retail, and travel sectors.
In 2011, approximately 2.3 million rewards were issued to members
including more than 1.5 million flights on Air Canada and Star Alliance
carriers which offer travel to more than 1,000 destinations worldwide.
In addition to flights, members also have access to over 1,000 exciting
specialty, merchandise, hotel, car rental and experiential rewards.
For more information about Aeroplan, please visit www.aeroplan.com or www.aimia.com.
SOURCE AEROPLAN CANADA INC.
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