Alitalia Airlines has announced it has entered into a codeshare agreement with Avian Brasil to expand national and international destination offerings for travelers, the company said.
Alitalia will sell air tickets to its partner destinations in Brazil, increasing its penetration in the market. The shared network will include 21 national and international destinations in connection with Alitalia services to/from SÃ£o Paulo and Rio de Janeiro: Brasilia, CuiabÃ¡, Campo Grande, Belem, Belo Horizonte (Confins), Curitiba, FlorianÃ³polis, Fortaleza, Foz do IguaÃ§u, GoiÃ¢nia, JoÃ£o Pessoa, MaceiÃ³, Natal, Navegantes, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, SÃ£o Paulo, VitÃ³ria, and Santiago, Chile, as an international destination.
Alitalia customers will be able to fly to the desired destination in Brazil with a unique ticket, checking-in once at the departure airport for the entire journey, and collecting the checked baggage at the end of their trip in the arrival airport.
Currently, Avianca Brazil serves 25 domestic and four destinations abroad, with 282 daily departures, using 55 Airbus aircraft – the youngest fleet in the Americas. Alitalia, on the other hand, is the leading Italian airline and offers 18 weekly frequencies between Italy and Brazil, 11 on the Rome-SÃ£o Paulo route and 7 weekly frequencies on the Rome-Rio de Janeiro route.