October 25, 2019 / 6:05 PM / 8 months ago

United wants to create 4-way LatAm partnership with Azul -exec

CHICAGO, Oct 25 (Reuters) - United Airlines wants to include Brazil's Azul SA in its planned tie-up with Copa Holdings and Colombia's Avianca Holdings to create a four-way partnership in Latin America, Chief Operating Officer Andrew Nocella told journalists on Friday.

"Working together gives us a shot at being No. 1 in Latin America. We need partners to do it," Nocella said.

Nocella's comments follow surprise news this month of a $1.9 billion investment by Delta Air Lines in LATAM Airlines Group, firing up competition in South America.

Reporting by Tracy Rucinski, Editing by Franklin Paul

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