Qatar Airways has announced the expansion of its South American coverage with partner LATAM Airlines Brazil in a new codeshare agreement starting 1 August.
The new agreement will provide the airline’s passengers with connections from São Paulo’s Guarulhos Airport to a further 25 cities throughout Brazil including Rio de Janeiro (GIG), Salvador (SSA), Campo Grande (CGR), Foz do Iguaçu (IGU) and Recife (REC).
This extension to the airline’s services in the region comes hot-on-the-heels of recent news that the award-winning company will also commence direct flights to Rio de Janeiro in 2018 – not to mention the launch of freighter services to São Paulo, Buenos Aires, and Quito in Ecuador, launched in February of this year.
Discussing the new services Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. 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.”