United Airlines and Avianca, a Colombia-based airline, have signed a codeshare agreement to offer customers more and improved travel options. The agreement takes effect on June 21.
As a result of this agreement clients of both airlines will be able to enjoy more travel options, more connections and multiple services. The airlines will increase the geographical size of their networks, strengthening their lead in the North American, Colombian and South American markets.
In addition to increasing the size of the route network, the agreement also allows passengers to earn miles and redeem benefits in the frequent flyer programs of both airlines: Avianca LifeMiles and United MileagePlus.
When the codeshare operation starts, passengers who land in Miami via Avianca will be able to make connections to Denver, Chicago, New York/Newark and Houston. Connections will also be available from Fort Lauderdale to Houston. Passengers landing in Washington D.C./Dulles on Avianca flights can continue their journeys on United aircraft to Boston, Cleveland, Denver, New Orleans, Chicago, Phoenix, Raleigh-Durham, San Antonio, Seattle and Tampa.
United passengers will be able to connect from the Avianca Hub in Bogota to Barranquilla, Cali, Cartagena, Medellin and Pereira. United clients can also make connections from Miami to Barranquilla, Cartagena, Medellin and Bogota via Avianca. Alternatively they can also fly from Bogota to Fort Lauderdale, Washington D.C./Dulles, New York/JFK and Orlando.
Implementation of this codeshare agreement, that is part of the Avianca and TACA Airlines integration as a Star Alliance member, constitutes a fundamental step in the consolidation of the route network of the Latin American airline group AviancaTaca Holding, while at the same time allowing it to provide passengers greater connectivity and a better travel experience.