Star Alliance expects to make an announcement regarding a new Latin American partner this year, CEO Jaan Albrecht told ATWOnline on the occasion of Turkish Airlines' joining in Istanbul. He acknowledged that it is "no secret" Star is talking to TAM and that a number of members already have bilateral partnerships with the Brazilian carrier (ATWOnline, May 22, 2007). Star has had no presence in the region since the collapse and dismissal of Varig (ATWOnline, Dec. 25, 2006). Mexicana withdrew ...

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