Singapore Airlines (SIA) is to fly to South America from March 2011, linking Singapore with Sâo Paulo via Barcelona. This is the carrier’s first South American destination.
Flights will operate thrice weekly between Barcelona and Sâo Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport under code share arrangements with Star Alliance partner Spanair. This will see the carrier’s code on Spanair’s flights on the route, providing SIA customers access to a progressive market.
SIA already adds its code to Spanair’s domestic flights between Barcelona and Bilbao, Madrid and Palma Mallorca.
The airline already operates daily flights to Barcelona via Milan. To facilitate seamless connection to Sâo Paulo, three of the flights to Barcelona will be made direct while keeping the remaining four flying through Milan. Timings for the connections to Sâo Paulo are yet to be confirmed.
Other Asian airlines that serve Sâo Paulo are Japan Airlines from Tokyo via New York and code sharing wtih American Airlines; ANA via London and code sharing with TAM (see news) and Air India from Mumbai via New York and code sharing with TAM.
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