Brazilian carrier Azul and Panama-based Copa Airlines have today signed broad cooperation agreement that will connect the two largest route networks in Latin and South America.
As part of this agreement, customers can conveniently connect to Azul’s vast domestic network when flying Copa into and out of Brazil. This agreement means that Copa customers can now potentially access all of Azul’s 101 domestic destinations in Brazil, including 52 destinations not served by any other airline.
In the near future, Azul will also place its code on Copa flights into and out of its Panama city hub, allowing Azul’s domestic customers to take advantage of the broadest network in Latin America. The benefits and convenience of a codeshare ticket include those of thru check-in and thru-baggage.
In addition to the codeshare agreement, Azul and Copa also announce today the launch of their frequent flyer cooperation agreement. Starting in December, members’ of TudoAzul, Azul’s loyalty program, and ConnectMiles, Copa’s loyalty program can now easily earn frequent flyer points when flying either airline.
Copa Airlines commercial and planning senior vice president, Dennis Cary said: “Copa Airlines is always looking for partnerships to offer the best travel experience and enhance our route network for our customers. This new partnership with Azul reinforces the company’s presence in Brazil as well as expands our connectivity domestically in this important country.”
“This codeshare agreement also allows us to offer more flight options to major cities in the Brazilian southeastern and northeastern regions to which we currently do not fly and which, through our Hub of the Americas, will be connected with Panama and the rest of the American continent bringing more opportunities and economic development to these cities”, added Cary.
Azul CRO, Abhi Shah said operational excellence is “embedded deep” within the DNA of both Copa and Azul. “In addition to the broad portfolio of destinations, this codeshare brings together two of the most on-time airline in the world. Copa is the most on-time airline in Latin America while Azul is the most punctual in Brazil. This ensures the best possible experience for our connecting customers,” Shah added.