Qatar Airways has expanded its codeshare agreement with LATAM Airlines Brasil, offering business travellers increased connectivity in South America.
Under the expanded agreement, Qatar Airways will see its code placed on 45 additional LATAM Airlines Brasil flights, enhancing connectivity across Brazil to and from 40 domestic Brazilian destinations such as Curitiba, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Luiz & Vitoria, as well as to Lima (Peru), Montevideo (Uruguay) and Santiago (Chile).
In addition, LATAM Airlines Brasil will also be adding its code on Qatar Airways’ recently expanded ten weekly flights to and from São Paulo, as well as on flights to several additional destinations beyond Doha, including Bangkok, Hong Kong, the Maldives, Nairobi, Seoul and Tokyo, along with additional Qatar Airways’ connecting flights to destinations such as Baku, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
The new São Paulo service is operated using a brand-new Airbus A350-1000 with 327 seats across two cabins – 46 Qsuite Business Class seats and 281 extra-wide 18-inch seats in Economy Class.
The new codeshare agreement will further strengthen the two airlines’ strategic partnership, first initiated in 2016 and recently expanded in June 2019.
With an existing loyalty cooperation, frequent fliers with both airlines are also able to earn and redeem miles for travel across the partners’ complete network as well as recognition of their tier status at select airports with benefits such as priority check-in and priority boarding.
“South America is a strategically important market for Qatar Airways,” says Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker. “We are proud to demonstrate our strong commitment to passengers travelling to and from South America by providing even more flexible travel options. By increasing São Paulo services to ten weekly flights and expanding our codeshare agreement with LATAM Airlines Brasil, we will further cement our position as the airline of choice for customers travelling between Asia, the Middle East, and South America.”
“We are expanding connectivity and the choice of destinations for our customers,” says LATAM Brasil CEO Jerome Cadier. “Even in a year as difficult as 2020, we are committed to offering our passengers more options to travel further with greater convenience and simplicity.”
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