SAO PAULO, Oct. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Azul and Turkish Airlines announce today the enhancement of their cooperation with a frequent flyer agreement between the two airlines' loyalty programs. Starting today, members of Azul's loyalty program TudoAzul and members of Turkish Airlines loyalty program Miles&Smiles will have access to exclusive benefits and the ability to earn and redeem points when flying on each airline. This new frequent flyer agreement builds upon the very successful codeshare agreement between Turkish and Azul that was implemented in December 2017. Via this codeshare agreement customers traveling on a connecting itinerary between the two airlines can enjoy a seamless travel experience and connect to over 100 destinations in Brazil.
"Azul has proven itself to be a critical connecting partner for international airlines that fly into Brazil. With an unparalleled network of over 100 domestic destinations, airlines flying into Brazil can access an unrivalled portfolio of destinations and experiences for their customers when they partner with Azul for their domestic connectivity in Brazil", says Abhi Shah, Chief Revenue Officer at Azul.
The Director of Marketing for Turkish Airlines, Ahmet Olmustur, also celebrated this new agreement. "We are very happy to amplify our strategic partnership with Azul. This clearly demonstrates that the codeshare we put in last year is working and that our customers are asking for even closer cooperation between our two airlines", confirmed Olmustur.
The codeshare between Azul and Turkish allows a single ticket to be flown on both airlines the convenience of thru baggage and thru check-in. In this way, customers traveling on Turkish Airlines long-haul flights into Brazil have access to over 100 domestic destinations with the Azul network. At the same time Azul customer leaving Brazil can connect to the Turkish Airlines global network via their long haul flights.
"We are delighted to expand our partnership with Azul" said Ahmet Olmuştur, Turkish Airlines' Chief Marketing Officer, that was present at the ceremony today. "This signing shows that the codeshare agreement, we made at the end of last year with Azul, was a great success that led up to bring our existing collaboration on a higher level."
Azul S.A. (B3: AZUL4, NYSE: AZUL), the largest airline in Brazil by number of cities served, offers 766 daily flights to 110 destinations. With an operating fleet of 120 aircraft and more than 10,000 crewmembers, the Company has a network of 218 non-stop routes as of September 30, 2018. This year, Azul was awarded best airline in Latin America by TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice and by Kayak's Flight Hacker Guide, and also best regional carrier in South America for the eighth consecutive time by Skytrax. Azul also ranked as most on-time airline in Brazil and most on-time low-cost carrier in the Americas in 2017 according to OAG's Punctuality League, the industry's most comprehensive annual ranking of on-time performance. For more information visit www.voeazul.com.br/ir.
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