Sao Paulo, 8 November 2018 – Azul and Copa Airlines announce a new code-share agreement (codeshare). From now on, the two most important operators in the region will combine their extensive network of destinations for the convenience of their customers.
In Brazil, Copa Airlines customers can benefit from the presence of Azul, which currently operates in 101 domestic cities, with 52 of these locations that are not served by other airlines.
Azul will also add its AD code to Copa Airlines flights to Panama and from it, enabling customers in Brazil to connect through America's Central in Panama City with the largest international airline in Latin America, which includes 80 destinations in 32 countries in America North, Central, South and the Caribbean. In addition, the new partnership will provide passengers of both airlines the opportunity to purchase one ticket for the entire trip, as well as to send luggage to the destination.
Airlines Azul and Copa have also strengthened the partnership between their loyalty programs. TudoAzul and ConnectMiles customers can now easily accumulate miles on flights with one of the two airlines, and from December the next passengers will be able to exchange the miles accumulated on both airlines.
"This agreement between Azul and Copa Airlines is the perfect combination that offers benefits for people traveling to Panama through Panama." From Hub of the Americas, you can reach nine Brazilian cities, and connecting with Azul at these airports allows passengers to connect to our 101 seats In addition to this great city offer, Azul offers on board a service recognizable around the world for quality service, more than 40 live TV channels onboard aircraft, as well as snacks and drinks at will, "said Abhi Shah, vice president of Heavenly Income.
"Copa Airlines is always looking for partnerships to offer the best travel experience and to expand our route network for the benefit of our passengers." This new collaboration with Azul strengthens the company's presence in Brazil and extends our connectivity in this important country, "said Dennis Cary, senior Vice President of Trade and Planning at Copa Airlines.
"This code-sharing agreement also allows us to offer more flight options to major cities in the southeast and northeast of Brazil, as well as regions where we are currently not flying, and which through the hub of the Americas will be connected to Panama and the rest of the continent to give these communities greater opportunities and economic development, "added Cary.
Operational compliance is another important benefit that this shared code offers to both airlines' customers. "This contract connects the two most punctual airlines in the world: Copa Airlines is the most punctual airline in Latin America, and Azul is the most punctual airline in Brazil, providing the best experience to customers who fly with us," Shah said.
After approval of the contract by regulators, travelers of both airlines can benefit from the partnership between Azul and Copa Airlines.
Information about Copa Holdings, S.A.
Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia, subsidiaries of Copa Holdings, are leading airlines in Latin America for passengers and freight. Airlines now offer over 80 destinations in 32 countries, North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. For over 70 years of uninterrupted operations, they succeeded in transforming Hub of the Americas, based in Panama, into a leading hub of connections across the continent. They have one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the industry, consisting of over 104 aircraft: 82 Boeing 737 Next-Generation and 19 Embraer-190, 3 Boeing 737 MAX9 and punctuality close to 90%, one of the best industry indicators. Thanks to this deadline, Copa Airlines has been recognized by FlightStats as "The most punctual airline in Latin America" and the Official Aviation Line for the second consecutive time as "The fourth most punctual airline in the world", its results were obtained in the year At the same time, the company was the creditor of the "The leading airline of Mexico and Central America" award in the World Travel Awards competition. This year Copa also received two Skytrax awards: "The Best Airline in Central America and the Caribbean" and "The Best Airline Staff in Central America".
Copa Airlines is part of Star Alliance, offering its clients the opportunity to reach 1330 airports in 192 countries and use more than 18,500 daily flights. In addition, Copa has code-share agreements with United Airlines, Aeroméxico, Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, Turkish, Emirates, Asiana, Avianca, Iberia, GOL, TAME, Cuban, Eva Airways and Azul. To issue and manage your reservations, buy tickets via secure transactions in seven different currencies, check-in online, print boarding passes and get information on travel policies and immigration requirements, visit www.copa.com. Also visit www.ConnectMiles.com to learn about the improvements and enhancements of the Copa Airlines loyalty program designed specifically for your travelers.