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Emirates announces codeshare with Brazil’s Azul Airlines

Emirates has announced that it has signed a codeshare agreement with Brazil’s Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras S.A (Azul) which will allow passengers to easily connect to and from eight cities in Brazil to Emirates’ network via São Paulo.

The codeshare agreement has been approved by the Brazilian Federal Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil). Under the agreement, passengers will be able to connect to and from Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont, Belem Belo Horizonte, Cuiaba, Curtiba, Juazeiro Do Norte, Porto Alegre and Recife airports on flights operated by Azul to Emirates flights from Sao Paulo to Dubai and beyond with a single ticket.

Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates, said:

Emirates is delighted to be entering into a codeshare partnership with Azul to offer our customers an enhanced, smooth and convenient connectivity between eight cities in Brazil to/ from Dubai and our global network through Sao Paulo. Brazil is an important market for Emirates and our cooperation with Azul underscores Emirates’ commitment to strengthen our reach in the region and open up more options for our customers. With one ticket, our customers can access a seamless experience through check-in, bag check and boarding on every leg of their journey. We look forward to working with Azul and strengthening our partnership in the days to come.

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Tickets can now be purchased online on Emirates’ website or through Emirates’ local sales offices and travel agents for travel starting from 25th August 2021.

Abhi Shah, Chief Revenue Officer, Azul, said:

We are very happy to announce this partnership with Emirates, which will provide seamless benefits to our customers. As the largest airline in Brazil in terms of destinations, this codeshare allows our customers to have unparalleled connectivity in Brazil and around the world. In addition both Azul and Emirates are known for their customer service excellence further enhancing the customer experience between the two airlines.

Emirates currently has codeshare cooperation agreements in place with 21 airline partners and two rail companies around the world. Additionally, Emirates also has interline cooperation agreements with over 106 airlines and rail companies.

Presently, the Dubai-based airline operates 5-weekly flights using the Boeing B777-300ER aircraft.

In addition to passenger flight services, Emirates SkyCargo, the airfreight division of the airline, offers cargo capacity on flights to Sao Paulo and Viracopos airports.

Emirates, in the past month, has signed codeshare and interline agreements with two airlines. The airline has expanded partnership with South Africa’s Airlink and has announced an interline partnership with Mexico’s Aeromar.

Meanwhile, Emirates recently launched a new account-based payment system called ‘Emirates Pay’. The airline has also reopened on its dedicated First Class lounge at Dubai International Airport and has launched an all-new airport service at Dubai International Airport to assist passengers more better. The carrier has launched flights to Miami, Florida making it the airline’s 12th destination in the United States. Emirates, just a few days ago, announced a interline partnership with Mexico’s Aeromar. The airline has ramped up its operations across its network in response to pent-up demand. Emirates has resumed flights to Glasgow and has added a second Airbus A380 service to New York. Emirates Skywards has announced the launch of Skywards+ to offer its members access to exclusive rewards.

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