DUBAI, UAE, 16 March 2021: Emirates and TAP
Air Portugal have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand the
codeshare partnership currently in place between both airlines.
The new agreement will see customers of
both airlines benefit from seamless connectivity on many new routes across the
Americas, North Africa and East Asia. Emirates and TAP Air Portugal will also
explore ways to enhance the co-operation on their respective frequent flyer
programmes, including reciprocal earning and redemption opportunities and popular
benefits such as lounge access.
In addition, both airlines plan on
supporting each other’s stopover programmes in Dubai and Lisbon, with Emirates
also supporting TAP Air Portugal as it looks at potential expansion
opportunities in the UAE.
Subject to required regulatory approvals,
the expanded agreement is expected to come into effect from 01 May 2021, will
provide customers with seamless booking, ticketing and travel benefits across
70 destinations on both airlines’ networks.
Emirates’ chief commercial officer Adnan
Kazim said: “Emirates and TAP Air Portugal have enjoyed a mutually
successful codeshare partnership for the past eight years. We are delighted to
expand this relationship and look forward to delivering even more benefits to
Under the expanded partnership, TAP Air
Portugal will place 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.
Emirates customers will be able to
seamlessly access 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.