SAO PAULO, Brazil (August 4, 2008) – TAM and Lufthansa are going to initiate their codeshare agreement on domestic and international routes on August 18. This partnership will allow the two companies to offer more choices of flights to passengers flying between Brazil and Germany, as well as for connections in the two countries. Flights to destinations included in this agreement are already available on the ticket sales systems of both companies.
With this codeshare agreement, TAM clients can purchase their tickets for flights operated by Lufthansa departing from Sao Paulo to Frankfurt and Munich, Germany. Connections are available leaving from Frankfurt to other destinations in Germany such as Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Munich.
Lufthansa passengers, for their part, can take the daily TAM flight between Frankfurt and Sao Paulo and, in Brazil, make connections to Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Curitiba and Porto Alegre.
“The synergy of services between TAM and Lufthansa will make it possible for the two companies to expand the advantages offered to customers, stimulating the traffic of passengers between Brazil and Germany,” stated TAM’s vice president for Planning and Alliances, Paulo Castello Branco.
“The codeshare agreement with TAM as our strong partner allows our passengers to avail themselves of immediate connections in Brazil. The passenger can make the reservation to the final destination, and there are more flights to choose from,” said Gotz Ahmelmann, vice president for Alliances, Strategies and Participations at Lufthansa Passage.
Since February, TAM and Lufthansa passengers have been able to accumulate and redeem points in TAM’s Programa Fidelidade frequent flyer program, as well as miles from Miles & More on flights offered by both companies. The integration of the frequent flyer programs and the codeshare agreement comprise part of the partnership agreement signed between TAM and Lufthansa last year, with the aim of expanding services offered to customers.