Star Alliance is the world‘s largest commercial airline alliance with a current membership of 26 airlines, and on Thursday, May 13, 2010, TAM Airlines will become a full member.
Events to mark and celebrate TAM’s membership are being scheduled in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and will bring together the main executives from TAM and its Star Alliance partners, as well as aviation and government authorities and VIP guests.
Once a full member of the Star Alliance, TAM will be able to share products and services at over one thousand destinations in the 175 countries currently served by the alliance. Beginning May 13, members of the “TAM Fidelidade” loyalty program, which currently has over 6.6 million members, will also be integrated with the frequent flyer programs of the other 26 Star Alliance members.
TAM has already moved its London Heathrow operations from Terminal 4 to Terminal 1 as part of its full integration into the Star Alliance. The move, on Sunday, March 28, facilitates connections with TAM’s new Star Alliance partners who operate from both Terminal 1 and 3.