Emirates announces new partnership with LATAM, offering greater opportunities for passengers.

Boeing 777-300ER (Image: Emirates)

Emirates News
Date Posted: 13/05/2019

The world’s largest Middle Eastern Carrier, Emirates, announced a new codeshare partnership agreement with Brazilian airline LATAM. The codeshare agreement will offer incredible opportunities for their customers, including a greater choice in destinations, flexibility and seamless connection options from one carrier to the other.

Emirates passengers travelling to and from Brazil will now be able to connect with 17 cities throughout LATAM’s domestic network including popular destinations such as Belo Horizonte, Brasilia and Foz do Iguaçu plus many more. To connect effortlessly onto the LATAM serviced flights passengers will need to connect through São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro from the Middle Eastern carrier’s hub in Dubai.

For LATAM passengers travelling out of South America they have the choice of over 155 destinations to fly to using Emirates’ vast international network. Popular destinations include Tokyo, London, Paris and Sydney among many others right around the world.

“We’re pleased to establish a partnership with LATAM Airlines Brazil providing our passengers with increased choice, flexibility and ease of connection to different cities within Brazil. We continuously invest in providing more benefits to our customers.” said Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Revenue Optimization and Aeropolitical Affairs.  

Currently Emirates operates daily flights to two Brazilian destinations from its Dubai hub. The direct Dubai – Sao Paulo service is operated by the carriers A380 super jumbos with the Dubai – Rio de Janeiro service operated by the smaller Boeing 777-300ER.

From June 1, the Boeing 777-300ER will be replaced on the Rio de Janeiro sector with the newly refurbished Boeing 777-200LR aircraft offering a superb level of comfort on your journey. Also from the start on June, passengers are able to fly to Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile on board the Emirates operated Boeing 777-200LR aircraft from Rio de Janeiro.

For Brazilian passengers (those travelling from Brazil) they will no longer need to arrange for a visa prior to arriving in the United Arab Emirates – it is simply issued upon arrival, free of charge and lasts for up to 90 days.

“With our award-winning product and strong partners in Brazil, we look forward to continue supporting the country’s growing inbound tourist numbers and business trade opportunities.” said Adnan Kazim.

The codeshare routes with LATAM are below;

To/From Sao Paulo (GRU):

  • Belem (BEL)
  • Belo Horizonte (CNF)
  • Brasilia (BSB)
  • Campo Grande (CGR)
  • Curitiba (CWB)
  • Florianópolis (FLN)
  • Fortaleza (FOR)
  • Goiânia (GYN)
  • Foz do Iguaçu Falls (IGU)
  • Londrina (LDB)
  • Manaus (MAO)
  • Porto Alegre (POA)
  • Recife (REC)
  • Salvador (SSA)
  • São Luiz (SLZ)
  • Vitória (VIX)

To/From Rio de Janeiro

  • Belém (BEL)
  • Brasília (BSB)
  • Curitiba (CWB)
  • Fortaleza (FOR)
  • Goiânia (GYN)
  • Iguassu Falls (IGU)
  • Manaus (MAO)
  • Natal (NAT)
  • Vitoria (VIX)

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