Brazil's airline industry will be without ties to the global alliances, after Star Alliance decided to expel its long-standing member Varig. The move is a consequence of the transition of the bankrupt airline's assets to the new VarigLog subsidiary set up as Varig owner, VRG Linhas Aereas. The new company also in December received its own aircraft operator's certificate (AOC). "Old Varig will no longer operate as a network airline and will therefore have to give up its membership in the ...

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