TACA and Lufthansa plan stronger links

TACA and Lufthansa intend to cooperate closely in future under a memorandum of
understanding signed by representatives of the two airlines. Their objective, among
others, is to begin codesharing on national and international routes. With an eye on
future cooperation, TACA and Lufthansa are also testing other benefits for their
customers such as pooling frequent flyer programmes,  closely coordinating their
flight schedules and mutual lounge access.

“Future partnership with TACA will allow us to offer customers shortly an array of
new destinations in Latin America and expand our global network,” said Jens Bischof,
Vice President The Americas Lufthansa. “Our passengers should be able to profit
possibly this year from cooperation with the quality carrier, TACA,” added Götz
Ahmelmann, Lufthansa Vice President Alliances, Strategy & Subsidiaries.

“TACA is immensely pleased at the prospect of cooperation with one of the world’s
leading carriers like Lufthansa,” observed Alex Ben’tez, TACA Vice President for
Planning.  “With the signing of this memorandum of understanding, we are committed
to doing our utmost towards meeting the requirements of our customers and ensuring
that better day-to-day service awaits them in future.”  Daniel Ratti, TACA President
for Peru, is confident “that we will be able to offer additional services and a
range of new connections that will strengthen our position in commercial air
traffic. TACA is showing that it is always in the vanguiard in the airline

Lufthansa lays on daily flights ex Germany to Caracas, Mexico, Sao Paulo, Buenos
Aires and Santiago de Chile (SWISS) in a total of 35 weekly connections between its
domestic hubs and Latin American markets. With just one stopover and short
connecting times, passengers from Latin America can fly to destinations across
Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Worldwide, Lufthansa serves 192
destinations in 78 countries.