DUBAI, UAE, 4 November 2021: Emirates and TAP Air Portugal
are further expanding their existing codeshare arrangement by adding 23 more
destinations to the partnership from 2 November. This brings the total number
of destinations where customers can enjoy seamless connectivity to over 90
TAP Air Portugal will place its code on popular Emirates
flights to four additional Asian destinations – Hanoi and three Japanese
gateways – Narita, Osaka and Haneda, subject to government approval.
Emirates will place its code on TAP Air Portugal operated
flights to 19 additional destinations via Lisbon. They include Belem, Brasilia,
Belo Horizonte, Fortaleza, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Maceio, Natal, Porto
Alegre, Recife, Salvador, Praia, Sal Island, Sao Vicente, Conakry, Ponta
Delgada, Porto Santo, Terceira and Dakar.
Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates said:
“The further expansion of the Emirates – TAP Air Portugal partnership
attests to the strong collaboration of both airlines and our shared commitment
to providing customers with seamless connections to and from Portugal. By
leveraging our mutual networks through codeshare flights, we enable our
customers to travel to more places on a single ticket with a one baggage policy
and fare conditions. We look forward to bringing more benefits to our customers
through this partnership”.
Silvia Mosquera, Chief Commercial & Revenue Officer of
TAP Air Portugal, said: “TAP Air Portugal is pleased to be able to
implement this expanded partnership with Emirates, allowing our customers greater
geographic access, with particular emphasis on destinations in the Middle East
and Asia. TAP is eager to be able to take Emirates customers to more cities in
Portugal and to our destinations in the Americas and North Africa, aboard our
modern fleet of state-of-the-art aircraft, in an environment of maximum quality
of service, hygiene and safety, and so that they can also benefit from our
Portugal Stopover programme. “
In March, Emirates and TAP Air Portugal had signed a
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand the codeshare partnership currently
in place between both airlines. It saw TAP Air Portugal placing its code on
Emirates’ flights to popular East Asia destinations such as Taipei, Tokyo,
Osaka, Mumbai, Delhi, Dhaka, Male, Jakarta, Denpasar, Manila, Hanoi, as well as
Barcelona and Mexico City.
At the same time, Emirates customers could enjoy seamless
connections to additional domestic destinations in Portugal, as well as TAP Air
Portugal’s flights to cities in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Senegal,
Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Conakry, Morocco, Tunisia, Gambia, and Cape Verde.
Emirates and TAP Air Portugal are also exploring ways to
enhance cooperation on their respective frequent flyer programmes, including
reciprocal earning and redemption opportunities and popular benefits such as
lounge access, and will be announcing the details in due course.
Emirates currently has codeshare cooperation agreements in
place with 21 airline partners and two rail companies around the world.
Additionally, Emirates also has interline cooperation agreements with over 115
airlines and rail companies.