Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Avianca Brasil, one of the leading airlines in Latin America, have announced a codeshare partnership.
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.
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 Brasil, including Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Fortaleza, Porto Alegre, Recife, Salvador, and Maceió.
The codeshare agreements will offer guests countless benefits including 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.
Etihad Airways has flown between Abu Dhabi and São Paulo, its first destination in South America, since June 2013. By the end of 2015 the airline had carried over 340,000 passengers on the route.
Avianca Brasil serves 22 cities in its home country with over 200 daily flights. In 2015, the carrier transported 8.5 million customers.