Last Monday, the codeshare agreement between Air Europa (UX) and Azul Linhas Aéreas (AD) was signed by both parties. The agreement allowed both carriers to further strengthen their presence in South America and Europe. The partnership provides further connectivity for passengers flying from Europe to São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) and Salvador International Airport (SSA) on flights operated by Azul. Similarly, the Brazilian company is now selling tickets to Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD).
As a result of the joint project, the Spanish airline will develop its presence in Brazil and provide more connection options for its passengers from the airports of São Paulo-Guarulhos (GRU) & Salvador de Bahia (SSA) to 9 other cities in the South American nation. For its part, the Brazilian airline will support its international development plan.
Azul and Air Europa’s connectivity
The Brazilian carrier mostly operates flights in the Americas. It’s just a transatlantic route connecting Sao Paulo Campinas to Lisbon International Airport (LIS) in Portugal. This way has 14 weekly flights, according to data through Cirium.
Similarly, Azul will use its code on flights run by Air Europa between Madrid-Barajas (MAD) & Lisbon (LIS).
Estelle Leray, Air Europa’s Director of Alliances, supposed the contract is “a grand achievement for both companies”. She also worried that the partnership would let the corporation reinforce its “growth and consolidation”, in addition to meaning “more and superior flight options with the several advantages and benefits of flying codeshare”.
“For us, significantly, Azul expands agreements with global companies, equally strengthening our networks and growing the significance of the companies involved”, said André Mercadante, Director of Alliances & Planning of the Brazilian airline. “Air Europa, which has been an associate for years, get additional power to this venture, which is a splendid achievement for us”, he added.
Air Europa will also get its passengers from Salvador de Bahia’s airport to the Brazilian cities of Porto Seguro, Congonhas, Confins, Recife & Campinas.
For its piece, Azul will place its code on flights managed by Air Europa between Madrid and Lisbon, which will reinforce “its global connectivity development plan”.
Air Europa believes that this agreement will allow it to “develop and increase” its existence in Brazil’s air connectivity, as its passengers will have superior options when planning their flights and benefits such as simple ticket purchases or connections with the least waiting time, among others.