SAO PAULO and ISTANBUL, Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Azul S.A., "Azul", (B3:Azul4, NYSE: (AZUL), the largest airline in Brazil by number of cities and departures, and Turkish Airlines, the largest airline group in Turkey, announce today the signature of a codeshare agreement effective as of 08 December 2017.
Through the codeshare partnership, Turkish will add its code (TK) on Azul domestic flights. As a result, customers will be able to purchase tickets directly from all of Turkish Airlines' sales channels to fly to Brazilian domestic destinations operated by Azul.
"The codeshare with Turkish Airlines will be very important to strengthen our international presence, especially for customers travelling from Europe and Asia to Brazil. Now they will be able to enjoy the convenience of thru ticketing, check-in and boarding passes. On the domestic connection customers will experience the market leading and award winning service of Azul, "says Abhi Shah Azul's Chief Revenue Officer.
"As Turkish Airlines, we are glad to be a codeshare partner with Azul, one of the most important airlines of Brazil. In conjunction with this new commercial cooperation, passengers would enjoy to travel from Sao Paulo to different Brazilian destinations as a continuation of their seamless Istanbul-Sao Paulo flight", said Bilal EKŞİ, Turkish Airlines Deputy Chairman & CEO.
Initially, the Turkish company will place its code in Azul's operations from Sao Paulo (Guarulhos) to 14 destinations in Brasil, like Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Ilheus, Porto Seguro, Porto Alegre, Brasilia, Foz do Iguaçu and Florianopolis, for example. The routes offer fast and convenient connections for customers leaving Istanbul, the biggest Turkey city, to Sao Paulo. Moreover, the agreement works reciprocally; allowing both Airlines Customers to enjoy connectivity in their respective Hubs.
Turkish Airlines, flies to more countries and international destinations than any other airline in the world, currently operates to more than 300 international passenger and cargo destinations in total, on five continents. Azul, in turn, offers 755 daily departures to more than 100 destinations in Brazil, Europe, United States and South America.
Azul (B3: AZUL4, NYSE: AZUL), the largest airline in Brazil by number of cities served, offers 755 daily flights to 104 destinations. With a fleet of 118 aircraft and more than 10,000 crewmembers, the company has a network of 197 non-stop routes as of September 30, 2017. Among other awards, Azul was named third best airline in the world by TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice in 2017, best low cost carrier in South America for the seventh consecutive time by Skytrax in 2017, and was also considered the best regional leader in 2016 by Flight Airline Business. For more information visit www.voeazul.com.br/ir.
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Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 328 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 300 destinations worldwide with 251 international and 49 domestic. According to the 2017 Skytrax survey, Turkish Airlines, already having a six consecutive years of "Best Airline in Europe" award between 2011-2016, now chosen as the "Best Airline in Southern Europe" for the ninth consecutive times. Having won the "Best Economy Class Onboard Catering" award in 2010, Turkish Airlines also awarded as the World's "Best Business Class Onboard Catering" in 2013, 2014 and 2016, and 2017. Winning the "World's Best Business Class Lounge" award in 2015 and 2017, the global carrier also picked up the World's "Best Business Class Lounge Dining" award for the third consecutive years according to this year's survey results. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website www.turkishairlines.com or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin, and Instagram
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