To expand their codeshare partnership, Emirates and TAP Air Portugal have signed a new agreement that will allow passengers of both airlines to fly on many new routes across the Americas, North Africa, and East Asia.

Both airlines will explore ways to enhance the co-operation on the frequent flyer programmes including reciprocal earning and redemption opportunities. They also plan on supporting their respective stopover programmes in Dubai and Lisbon, with Emirates also supporting TAP Air Portugal as it looks at potential expansion opportunities in the UAE.

This new agreement is expected to come into effect from May 1, 2021, and will provide customers with seamless booking, ticketing and travel benefits across 70 destinations.

Adnan Kazim, chief commercial officer, Emirates said:

“Emirates and TAP Air Portugal have enjoyed a mutually successful codeshare partnership for the past eight years. We are delighted to expand this relationship and look forward to delivering even more benefits to our customers.”

Arik De, chief revenue and network officer, TAP Air Portugal said:

“TAP Air Portugal is pleased to enhance our Emirates partnership, allowing our guests with greater geographic access. We look forward to taking Emirates customers to more cities within Portugal, to our destinations in the Americas and North Africa, and for them to benefit from our Stopover Portugal programme.”

TAP Air Portugal will place its code on Emirates’ flights to popular East Asia destinations such as Taipei, Tokyo, Osaka, Mumbai, Delhi, Dhaka, Male, Jakarta, Denpasar, Manila, Hanoi, as well as Barcelona and Mexico City.;