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Iberia, TACASign Agreement, TACA Increases Flights

CENTRAL American airline GrupoTACA and Spanish airline Iberia havesigned a code-sharing agreement that willmake it easier for passengers of both airlinesto connect to each airline’s flights.As part of the agreement, TACAannounced it will increase the number offlights between Central American countriesand Miami, Fla.The announcements come one weekafter Iberia announced it would begin flyingnon-stop from Madrid, Spain, to San José,Guatemala City and Panama City startingOct. 2 (TT, Aug. 13). Iberia is in theprocess of revamping its Latin Americanservices following its decision to closedown its Miami hub (TT, July 23).TACA will provide connecting flightswithin Central America and to and fromMiami and other U.S. cities for Iberia passengersarriving in the region.Starting in October, TACA will create23 additional weekly flights – fromGuatemala City to Miami (4), Managua,Nicaragua to Miami (2), San Pedro Sula,Honduras, to Miami (3), San Pedro Sula toSan José (7) and Managua to San José (7).

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