Qatar Airways expands flight options in Brazil with latest codeshare deal

Qatar Airways expands flight options in Brazil with latest codeshare deal

Qatar Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with LATAM Airlines Brazil, which will provide the Middle Eastern carrier with connections to 25 cities throughout the country.

The agreement provides new codeshares on LATAM’s routes between São Paulo’s Guarulhos Airport and 25 domestic cities across Brazil including Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Campo Grande, Foz do Iguaçu and Recife.

Qatar Airways began flying to Brazil in 2010 with a service from Doha, Qatar, to São Paulo, Brazil, and onwards to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Over the subsequent seven years, the airline has continued to strengthen its presence in the region.

Qatar Airways recently announced it will commence a new service to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2018.

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Qatar Airways chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “This codeshare agreement between Qatar Airways and LATAM Airlines Brazil further strengthens the ties between Brazil and Qatar.

“We have witnessed significant growing demand between South America to Qatar and beyond.

“Our new codeshare destinations not only meet that demand, but provide a service for our valued passengers in Doha, and from dozens of destinations globally to new, exciting places to explore in Brazil. With this new codeshare, more than half of LATAM’s domestic destinations in Brazil are accessible to customers flying on Qatar Airways.”

Qatar Airways hold a ten per cent stake in LATAM Brazil parent LATAM.

Part of LATAM Airlines Group and a fellow oneworld member, LATAM Airlines Brazil serves 44 destinations throughout Brazil, including 25 domestic airports from its hub in São Paulo Guarulhos Airport.