SAO PAULO, Aug. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Azul Airlines and Latam Airlines Brazil commence today their codeshare agreement starting with 64 domestic routes in Brazil. The codeshare agreement announced on June 16 provides Brazilian customers the widest range of travel options across both connected route networks. In addition, members of the airlines' loyalty programs, TudoAzul and Latam Pass will benefit from travel benefits and reciprocal points accrual on each airline.
A total of 35 non-overlap routes will be available for sale today. Latam customers will be able to buy tickets on 23 routes operated by Azul while Azul customers will be able to buy tickets on 12 routes operated by Latam. Until the end of August, the companies will begin sales on another 29 routes, 12 operated by Azul and 17 by Latam. The codeshare routes are focused into and out of the airline hubs of Brasília (BSB), Belo Horizonte (CNF), Recife (REC) and Campinas (VCP) airports accessing destinations all over Brazil. In addition to the codeshare, the loyalty program accrual partnership brings incredible benefits to TudoAzul's 12 million members and and Latam Pass' 37 million members.
The codeshare will enable a smooth travel experience between Azul and Latam networks with the convenience of through check-in with baggage checked through the final destination. Together our networks bring unparalleled connectivity for the Brazilian domestic customer. For example, customers can now fly from Campinas to Rio Branco, in Acre, with one convenient connection in Brasília, a journey that would not be possible without this codeshare", says Abhi Shah, Chief Revenue Officer at Azul.
Azul S.A. (B3: AZUL4, NYSE: AZUL), the largest airline in Brazil by number of flight departures and cities served, offers 916 daily flights to 116 destinations. With an operating fleet of 140 aircraft and more than 11,000 crewmembers, the Company has a network of 249 non-stop routes as of December 31, 2019. In 2020, Azul was awarded best airline in the world by TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice. The Company was also awarded best regional carrier in South America for the ninth consecutive time by Skytrax in 2019. Additionally, in 2019, Azul ranked among the top ten most on–time low-cost carriers in the world, according to OAG. For more information visit www.voeazul.com.br/ir.
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