Star Alliance returned to Latin America yesterday, formally inviting Brazil's TAM to be its 24th member, and said it will look to increase its presence further in the region next year. Without a member south of the US since Varig was expelled in 2006 (ATWOnline, April 2), Star believes TAM's inclusion will turn Latin America from a "white spot" into a "hot spot" on its map, according to CEO Jaan Albrecht. The carrier currently flies to 42 domestic and 16 international destinations with a ...

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