Azul Brazilian Airlines and LATAM Airlines Brazil today announced a codeshare agreement to connect routes in their respective domestic networks in Brazil. The two carriers also signed a frequent flyer agreement, enabling 12 million TudoAzul and 37 million LATAM Pass members to earn points in the frequent flyer program of their choice.
The codeshare agreement will initially include 50 non-overlapping domestic routes to/from the cities of Brasilia (BSB), Belo Horizonte (CNF), Recife (REC), Porto-Alegre (POA), Campinas (VCP), Curitiba (CWB) and Sao Paulo (GRU), providing customers in Brazil with a vast array of new and more convenient connection opportunities. The codeshares will also facilitate a smoother travel experience between Azul and LATAM flights with shared ticketing, through check-in and through-baggage. Tickets will go on sale in the coming months.
“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,” said John Rodgerson, Chief Executive Officer of Azul.
“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 COVID-19 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,” said Jerome Cadier, CEO of LATAM Airlines Brazil.
Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, Azul and LATAM Airlines Brazil served a total of 137 destinations in Brazil, with 298 routes and 1,632 daily departures. In 2019, both airlines received recognition for their travel experience and on-time performance.