Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Avianca Brazil, one of the leading airlines in Latin America, have signed a codeshare partnership, offering greater connectivity and convenience for business travellers flying between São Paulo and Abu Dhabi.
Business travellers on Etihad Airways flights between São Paulo and Abu Dhabi and beyond will benefit from convenient connections to and from eight other Brazilian destinations on Avianca Brazil, including Rio de Janeiro , Curitiba, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Porto Alegre, Recife, Salvador, and Maceió. Under the agreement, Etihad Airways will put its “EY” code on domestic flights operated by Avianca Brasil, while Avianca Brasil will put its “O6” code on Etihad Airways flights between Abu Dhabi and São Paulo.
“Avianca is an important strategic partner for Etihad Airways in South America,” says Martin Drew, senior vice president – Americas at Etihad Airways. “In addition to the codeshare agreement recently signed with Avianca Colombia, we are further strengthening our presence in Brazil by offering our guests more convenience and connections with a single combined ticket.”
Codeshare agreements offer guests countless benefits, such as direct baggage check-in to their final destination and extra assistance during connections. Later this year, Etihad Guest members and Avianca Brasil’s Amigo members will be able to earn and redeem miles on codeshare flights. www.etihad.com
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