Ethiopian, Azul Brazilian airlines enter codeshare agreement
Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines and Azul Brazilian Airlines have entered a codeshare agreement effective Oct, 01, 2017.
Through the codeshare partnership Ethiopian Airlines will add its flight code (ET) in Azul’s operations. Hence, customers will be able to purchase tickets directly from Ethiopian Airlines sales channels to fly to seven Brazilian destinations operated by Azul. Reciprocally, Azul airlines will market on Ethiopian vast network throughout Africa and beyond.
Girma Shiferaw of Ethiopian airlines thanked their colleagues at Azul Brazilian Airlines, for the successful conclusion of this code share agreement.
Shiferaw said: “The codeshare agreement will entitle our esteemed customers travelling between Asia/Middle East/Africa and Brazil, the best possible connectivity options to multiple Brazilian destinations. The agreement will also underpin people-to-people, investment, trade and tourism ties between Africa and Brazil. As a successful Pan-African carrier, we are positioned to collaborate with multiple Airlines with a common ambition and joint effort to expand our footprint to different destinations across the world, and this milestone is a good case in point.”
Azul’s Alliances Director, Marcelo Bento, added that the codeshare with Ethiopian Airlines will be very important to strengthen their international presence, especially for customers travelling from Africa/Middle east/ Asia to Brazil.
“Now they will be able to enjoy the convenience of buying tickets and issuing boarding passes, and experience the excellent service of Azul on flights from our country,” Bento said.
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