Ethiopian Airlines and Barueri, São Paulo based Azul Brazilian Airlines have entered a codeshare agreement which will take effect from 1 October, 2017.
Through the partnership Ethiopian Airlines will add its flight code (ET) to Azul’s flights, giving its customers the opportunity to purchase tickets directly from Ethiopian to fly to seven Brazilian destinations operated by Azul.
Azul Airlines passengers will in turn be able to fly to Ethiopian Airlines network throughout Africa and beyond using tickets purchased from and boarding passes issued by Azul.
The codeshare agreement will entitle both airlines' customers travelling between Asia, Middle East, Africa and Brazil, the best possible connectivity options to multiple destinations.
Initially, Ethiopian Airlines will place its code in Azul's operations from São Paulo (Guarulhos) to Belo Horizonte, Curitiba, Goiania, Porto Alegre, Cuiabá, Foz do Iguaçu and Florianopolis.
The routes offer fast and convenient connections for customers leaving Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital, to São Paulo.
Ethiopian Airlines currently flies to more than 100 international passenger and cargo destinations in 5 continents, out of which 55 are in Africa.
Azul, in turn, concentrates its two largest distribution centers in São Paulo (Viracopos) and Belo Horizonte with more than 200 departures for more than 80 Brazilian destinations.