Emirates has signed a codeshare agreement with Brazilian airline Azul, providing connectivity to and from eight cities in Brazil.

The codeshare will enable customers to connect to and from Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU), Belem (BEL) Belo Horizonte (CNF), Cuiaba (CGB), Curtiba (CWB), Juazeiro Do Norte (JDO), Porto Alegre (POA) and Recife (REC) airports on flights operated by Azul to Emirates flights from Sao Paulo (GRU) to Dubai and beyond with a single ticket.

Emirates currently operates five-times-weekly flights to Sao Paulo on its B777-300ER aircraft.

The agreement has been approved by the Brazilian Federal Aviation Agency, and customers can already purchase tickets for travel starting from August 25, 2021.

Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ CCO 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.”

Abhi Shah, Azul’s Chief Revenue Officer, added:

“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 agreements in place with 21 airline partners. Earlier this week, the carrier signed a unilateral codeshare agreement with South African airline Airlink, giving access to over 40 domestic and regional destinations across 12 African countries.

Azul is the largest airline in Brazil by number of flight departures and cities served, and offers approximately 700 daily flights to over 120 destinations. It recently unveiled plans to build a network of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft across Brazil.

voeazul.com.br/en ; emirates.com