Emirates and Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras S.A (Azul) have launched a reciprocal loyalty programme.

Emirates Skywards and TudoAzul frequent flyer members can now earn and redeem Miles across a joint network of more than 290 destinations worldwide.

The two carriers first launched a codeshare partnership in 2021 to provide customers enhanced connectivity to and from eight cities in Brazil to Emirates’ network via Sao Paulo.

The codeshare agreement with Emirates and Azul allows customers to connect to and from Rio de Janeiro, Santos Dumont (SDU), Belem (BEL), Belo Horizonte (CNF), Cuiaba (CGB), Curitiba (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.

Under the latest loyalty programme agreement, Emirates Skywards members can earn Miles while traveling across Azul’s network of more than 150 destinations.

Skywards members earn up to 1 Skywards Mile per mile flown in economy class, and up to 1.5 Skywards Miles per mile flown in business.

Members can also redeem flight rewards on Azul Economy Class on emirates.com (starting from 8,000 Miles for a one-way reward ticket) and Azul Business Class (starting from 17,500 Miles for a one-way reward ticket).

Meanwhile, TudoAzul members too can earn Miles across Emirates’ global network. Azul members can also enjoy flight rewards on Emirates economy and business class cabins.

Dr. Nejib Ben Khedher, divisional senior vice president at Emirates Skywards, said, “We’re very pleased to be announcing a new partnership with Azul, the largest airline in Brazil. Skywards members can now rack up even more Miles while discovering hundreds of cities across Brazil and South America.”

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Emirates Skywards has more than 30 million members worldwide has four tiers of membership –Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum – with each tier earning exclusive privileges, including: airport lounge access, instant flight upgrades, priority check in and boarding, complimentary seat selection, excess baggage allowance, preferential Cash+Miles rates, and complimentary wifi internet on-board.