South African Airways (SAA), the leading carrier on the African continent, announced that it has implemented a codeshare agreement with its Brazilian Star Alliance partner, Avianca Brasil, offering customers further destinations into Brazil.
Through the agreement SAA customers will be able to travel on selected Avianca Brasil flights under the “SA” code, connecting São Paulo’s international airport to Brasília, Cuiabá, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Goiânia, Juazeiro do Norte, Maceió, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador. SAA operates ten weekly frequencies between Johannesburg and São Paulo.
In turn Avianca Brasil customers will travel on the “O6” Avianca Brasil code from Brazilian destinations through São Paulo’s to Johannesburg. SAA will operate the São Paulo’s – Johannesburg leg.
Both carriers are already selling tickets through all their sales channels for travel effective 17 May.