The new Star Alliance Brazil Airpass provides passengers on members of the airline grouping greater convenience and value when visiting South America.
The Brazil Airpass, issued by TAM Airlines, which joined Star Alliance in May (see news), allows travel across its entire domestic network of more than 45 destinations. The routing can be freely selected and needs to cover between four and nine flight coupons.
Each city may be visited once, although connecting flights through the same airports are permitted. The fare varies according to the number of coupons purchased and available booking class, and ranges from US$133 to US$212 per coupon, excluding fees, taxes and surcharges.
“The Star Alliance Brazil Airpass is a further example of the customer benefits which only an airline alliance can provide. By working with our member carrier TAM Airlines, we are now in a position to provide a great value for money fare product to all customers travelling on Star Alliance member carrier flights to Brazil and wishing to explore the diverse attractions this fascinating country has to offer,” said Christopher Korenke, vice-president Commercial, Star Alliance.
The Brazil Airpass can be purchased by all non-Brazilian residents, in conjunction with an international ticket on any Star Alliance member carrier to Brazil, or in addition to a Star Alliance Round-the-World ticket, with a routing which includes a destination in Brazil. A special fare calculator is available on the Star Alliance website, www.staralliance.com to help plan a South American itinerary.
Once the routing is planned, passengers can email it directly to a call centre, or print the desired journey and request the booking, pricing and ticketing via any travel agent or any Star Alliance member carrier.
TAM’s recent induction into Star Alliance now allows the 28- member grouping an increased presence in South America, which already receives flights by Air Canada, Air China, Continental Airlines, Lufthansa, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP, Turkish Airlines, United and United Airways.
With the Brazil Airpass, Star Alliance now offers a total of 14 different fare products, ranging from the popular Round-the-World fare to circle fares and regional airpasses.
Margie T Logarta