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New York, Delray Beach (AirGuide - Airline News Latin America / Caribbean) Jun 5, 2011

American Airlines American Airlines focuses hubs on premium international growth. American Airlines said that it is using its Miami hub as an example as it aims to build a global route system for premium passengers. "The manner in which we are trying to build share is unconventional, in the sense that historically airlines have built franchises through buying them, or built them when the market was soft," said Vasu Raja, managing director of corporate planning at American Airlines. "But we have done this before [in Miami]. We have a line of sight on how we will build five world-class hubs, and we have partnerships in place to help us do that." Jun 1, 2011

Avianca, TACA Airlines U.S. Bank and Avianca Taca Launch New LifeMiles Credit Cards as Part of Renewed Loyalty Program. U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest bank in the United States, has partnered with Avianca and TACA Airlines to offer a new suite of LifeMiles Visa credit cards as part of a renewed and integrated loyalty program. LifeMiles Visa Signature[umlaut], LifeMilesVisa[umlaut] and LifeMilesVisa[umlaut] Secured cardmembers can earn valuable LifeMiles with every credit card purchase and redeem them for reward travel on Avianca, TACA and their airline partners. The program provides LifeMiles members, including the several hundred thousand in the United States, an opportunity to dramatically accelerate the rate in which they earn credit. The LifeMiles Visa Credit Card program has a card for all types of Avianca and TACA passengers, from the affluent to those looking to establish credit in the United States. LifeMiles Visa Signature customers earn a 20,000 LifeMiles first use bonus, double LifeMiles on Avianca and TACA Airlines tickets purchases and 6,000 renewal bonus LifeMiles. The LifeMiles Visa Card offers a 15,000 first use bonus and a 3,000 LifeMile renewal bonus. For passengers needing to build credit in the U.S., the LifeMiles Visa Secured is the perfect solution with the opportunity to earn LifeMiles towards reward travel. All three cards offer one (1) LifeMile for every dollar spent in purchases on the card with no fee for the first year. DISTANCIA Visa credit cards will continue to be valid until the expiration date or when cards...

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