Airlines Azul and LATAM Airlines Brazil sign partnership agreement
Azul and LATAM Airlines Brazil have announced a codeshare and frequent flyer partnership.
A codeshare agreement and frequent flyer partnership has been signed between Azul Brazilian Airlines and LATAM Airlines Brazil. Passengers will benefit from more seamless travel within Brazil and the opportunity to earn frequent flyer programs by doing so.
The codeshare agreement sees up to 50 domestic routes from the airports of Brasilia (BSB), Belo Horizonte (CNF), Recife (REC), Porto-Alegre (POA), Campinas (VCP), Curitiba (CWB) and Sao Paulo (GRU). Passengers will be able to use shared ticketing, through-baggage and trough check-in. Customers will also benefit from new and more convenient connection opportunities.
John Rodgerson, CEO of Azul commented: “These agreements will provide unrivalled benefits for customers. With Azul’s highly connected network that serves many destinations in Brazil and LATAM’s hubs, our complementary fleet types and networks will offer customers the widest range of travel options. In addition, both airlines have a history and passion for customer service, and we look forward to showcasing this together.”
Jerome Cadier, CEO of LATAM Airlines Brazil, added: “As a sign of LATAM’s long-term commitment to the Brazilian market, this codeshare agreement will provide customers with access to two of the leading air travel networks in the country. We understand that the COVID19 crisis requires innovative responses to help kick-start the economies of the region and today’s announcement is part of our contribution to this effort. With Azul and LATAM’s shared customer service values and complementary route networks, we look forward to offering an industry leading experience to customers in Brazil.”
Together, Azul and LATAM Airlines Brazil normally serve 137 destinations in Brazil with 1,632 daily departures and nearly 300 routes.
Azul is the largest carrier in the country with an operating fleet of 140 aircraft, including 16 ATR72s, 21 Airbus A320neos, two A321neos, two A330-200s, two A330-900s, two Boeing 737-400s, five Embraer E195-E2s and seven ERJ-190s. Azul has the most modern aircraft in the country and is serving around 250 destinations.
LATAM Airlines Brazil is a subsidiary airline from LATAM Airlines Group S.A. The group has offered services to 145 destinations in 26 countries prior the pandemic. The fleet of LATAM measures 300 aircraft, featuring state-of-the-art Airbus A350 XWBS and A320neos.
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