Azul, the largest airline in Brazil by number of cities and departures, and Turkish Airlines, the largest airline group in Turkey, announce the signature of a codeshare agreement effective as of December 8, 2017.
Through the codeshare partnership, Turkish will add its code (TK) on Azul domestic flights. As a result, customers will be able to purchase tickets directly from all of Turkish Airlines’ sales channels to fly to Brazilian domestic destinations operated by Azul.
“As Turkish Airlines, we are glad to be a codeshare partner with Azul, one of the most important airlines of Brazil. In conjunction with this new commercial cooperation, passengers would enjoy to travel from Sao Paulo to different Brazilian destinations as a continuation of their seamless Istanbul-Sao Paulo flight”, said Bilal EKŞİ, Turkish Airlines Deputy Chairman & CEO.
“The codeshare with Turkish Airlines will be very important to strengthen our international presence, especially for customers traveling from Europe and Asia to Brazil,” says Abhi Shah Azul’s Chief Revenue Officer.”Now they will be able to enjoy the convenience of thru ticketing, check-in and boarding pass. On the domestic connection customers will experience the market leading and award-winning service of Azul”.
Initially, the Turkish company will place its code in Azul’s operations from Sao Paulo (Guarulhos) to 14 destinations in Brasil, like Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Ilheus, Porto Seguro, Porto Alegre, Brasilia, Foz do Iguaçu and Florianopolis, for example. Also, the agreement works reciprocally; allowing both Airlines Customers to enjoy connectivity in their respective Hubs.
Source – AeroTime