Ethiopian and Azul Brazilian Airlines Enter Codeshare Agreement

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Ethiopian Airlines and Azul Brazilian Airlines have entered a codeshare agreement effective October 1, 2017 that will allow easier travel for their customers.

Through the codeshare partnership, Ethiopian Airlines will add its flight code to Azul’s operations, giving customers the ability to purchase tickets directly from Ethiopian Airlines sales channels to fly to seven Brazilian destinations operated by Azul.

“I wish to thank our colleagues at Azul Brazilian Airlines, for the successful conclusion of this code share agreement,” said Girma Shiferaw, AVP of corporate strategy and alliance at Ethiopian. “The codeshare agreement will entitle our esteemed customers traveling between Asia, the Middle EastAfrica 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.”

Initially, Ethiopian Airlines will place its code in Azul’s operations from São Paulo to Belo Horizonte, Curitiba, Goiania, Porto Alegre, Cuiabá, Foz do Iguaçu, and Florianopolis. The routes offer fast and convenient connections for customers leaving Addis Ababa to São Paulo.

Ethiopian Airlines currently flies to more than 100 international passenger and cargo destinations in five continents, out of which 55 are in Africa. Its young, modern fleet of planes- which include aircraft like the Airbus A350, Boeing 787, and the Bombardier Q-400- allow for efficient and environmentally friendly operations, making it the fastest growing airline in Africa.

Azul Airlines concentrates its two largest distribution centers in São Paulo and Belo Horizonte with more than 200 departures for more than 80 Brazilian destinations. With a fleet of 122 aircraft and more than 10,000 crew members, the low cost airline has developed a reputation for quality service. In 2017, it was named the third best airline in the world by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice in 2017.

For more on Ethiopian, visit https://www.ethiopianairlines.com/AA/EN.

And for more on Azul, visit http://www.voeazul.com.br/ir.

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