Emirates has launched a new codeshare deal with LATAM Airlines Brazil, allowing customers to connect to and from 17 domestic Brazilian destinations via its routes to Rio and Sao Paulo.

The new codeshare destinations to and from Sao Paulo are Belem, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Campo Grande, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Goiânia, Foz do Iguaçu Falls, Londrina, Manaus,  Porto Alegre, Recife, Salvador, São Luiz and Vitória.

Meanwhile the new codeshare routes to and from Rio de Janeiro are Belém, Brasília, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Goiânia, Iguassu Falls, Manaus, Natal and Vitoria.

The Gulf carrier currently operates daily A380 flights between Dubai and Sao Paulo, as well as daily services to Rio de Janeiro. From June 1 the Dubai-Rio route will be served with the carrier’s recently refurbished B777-200LR aircraft.

As previously reported, from the same date this service will continue onto Buenos Aires four times weekly, and to Santiago de Chile on three days per week.

Commenting on the news Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Revenue Optimization and Aeropolitical Affairs, said:

“We’re pleased to establish a partnership with LATAM Airlines Brazil providing our passengers with increased choice, flexibility and ease of connection to different cities within Brazil.

“We continuously invest in providing more benefits to our customers. With our award-winning product and strong partners in Brazil, we look forward to continue supporting the country’s growing inbound tourist numbers and business trade opportunities.”