Airlines Emirates announces codeshare partnership with LATAM Airlines Brazil
Emirates Airline and LATAM Airlines Brazil have agreed on a new codeshare agreement to increase choice, flexibility and the ease of connection.
With the new codeshare agreement, Emirates Airlines passengers that are travelling to and from Brazil, are now able to connect with 17 cities in LATAM´s domestic network. The agreement includes the cities of Belo Horizonte, Brasilia and Foz do Iguacu. In return, LATAM passengers that are travelling from these 17 destinations will be able to connect via Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro to Emirates´ Dubai hub.
“We’re pleased to establish a partnership with LATAM Airlines Brazil providing our passengers with increased choice, flexibility and ease of connection to different cities within Brazil. We continuously invest in providing more benefits to our customers. With our award-winning product and strong partners in Brazil, we look forward to continue supporting the country’s growing inbound tourist numbers and business trade opportunities,” said Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Revenue Optimization and Aeropolitical Affairs.
Currently, Emirates serves two Brazilian cities with daily services. Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are being served with the Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. Starting Summer 2019, passengers can also fly to Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile from Rio de Janeiro.
Another advantage of the codeshare agreement is that passengers can book a Dubai Stopover package, as the airline explained: "Passengers flying with Emirates can book a Dubai Stopover package which will allow them to stay in Dubai for a few days on their way to one of over 155 destinations. Visiting Dubai is now much easier as Brazilians don’t need to get a visa before departing to the United Arab Emirates – it is issued immediately upon arrival, free of charge, for up to 90 days. The family-friendly destination offers year-round sunshine, world-class shopping and restaurants, stunning beaches and attractions and iconic buildings."
Emirates is a Dubai-based long-haul carrier that was founded 34 years ago. The airline is a subsidiary of the Emirates Group which is wholly owned by the government of Dubai´s Investment Corporation. Emirates operates over 3,600 flights per week, which makes it the largest airline in the Middle East. Currently, Emirates operates a fleet of 267 aircraft, including one Airbus A319, 109 Airbus A380s and 157 Boeing 777s.
LATAM Airlines Brazil is part of the LATAM Airlines Group and was founded in 1975 as “TAM”. The airline is a member of the Oneworld alliance and has hubs at Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. The current fleet consists of 22 Airbus A319s, 60 A320(neos), 31 A321s, seven A350s, 13 Boeing B767-300s and nine B777s.
Source © emirates.com