TAM signed an MOU yesterday with Lufthansa to explore "possible close cooperation" that will include "the implementation of codesharing on domestic and international routes" as a first step. The deal marks the third codeshare agreement inked by the Brazilian airline with a Star Alliance carrier in the past month (ATWOnline, May 21). Star lost its only Latin American partner last year when it expelled Varig (ATWOnline, Dec. 25, 2006) and, while there has been no known offer to TAM, the ...

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