Joint business agreement between Avianca, Azul, Copa and United to be complete in 2020 and implemented in 2021

    Avianca Holdings CEO Anko van der Werff commented on the JBA being negotiated with United AirlinesCopa Airlines and Azul, stating that the terms are almost complete and will be presented to authorities in 2020 (Estrategia y Negocios, 05-Feb-2020). Mr van der Werff said the implementation of the agreement is expected to commence in 2021. He added the agreement will allow the carriers to “coordinate capacity” to the US, allowing for better connectivity with United Airlines‘ domestic network. Mr van der Werff ensured that the agreement will not reduce capacity, but it will allow for a better allocation of resources in the market.