Continental and Tam to begin codeshare on Brazil and US routes


Continental Airlines announced today it will beging codesharing with TAM Airlines on routes within Brazil and between Brazil and the US beginning July 1, 2010.

This cooperation builds on the reciprocal frequent flyer program agreement signed on April 6 between Continental Airlines and TAM and supports Continental’s growth in the Brazilian market. Both airlines are members of Star Alliance.

“Codesharing between Continental and TAM Airlines improves the link we established between the two airlines before TAM joined Star Alliance,” said John Slater, Continental’s staff vice president Latin America and the Caribbean. “We look forward to growing our relationship with TAM in the near future.”

“We are expanding our international network through this new stage of our partnership with Continental. Through the agreement, we are able to offer more convenience and better services to our customers, “stated TAM Airlines commercial and planning vice president, Paulo Castello Branco.