TAM and LAN Argentina are expanding their existing flight codeshare agreement to offer more convenience to passengers traveling between Brazil and Argentina.
The partnership now allows TAM to use its own code to sell flights operated by LAN Argentina to the cities of San Carlos de Bariloche, Comodoro Rivadavia, Cordoba, Mendoza, Rio Gallegos, Salta and Ushuaia.
For its part, LAN Argentina can now put its code on TAM flights departing from Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro to different Brazilian destinations. The agreement goes into effect for flights beginning on January 4, but passengers can already buy tickets issued through either company’s reservation system.
In addition to the destinations mentioned, TAM and LAN Argentina already have a codesharing agreement on flights between Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) and Buenos Aires’ Ezeiza International Airport (EZE, officially known as Aeropuerto Ministro Pistarini). The partnership enables passengers to benefit from simplified flight reservations, convenient connections and a single airline ticket and baggage check through to the final destination.
“The expansion of the codeshare agreement with LAN Argentina reinforces the services synergy that we are developing with the LAN Group in South America. We hope that this new stage for our partnership further encourages passenger flow within the continent,” says Paulo Castello Branco, TAM’s vice president of commerce and planning.
The operation of codesharing flights is one of the activities covered in an agreement signed in 2007 between TAM and LAN Airlines, LAN Peru and LAN Argentina, with the objective of developing partnerships on the routes operated by the companies within South America.