Emirates Airline and TAP Air Portugal have formalised a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will result in an expanded codeshare partnership.
Customers of both airlines will now benefit from seamless connectivity on a number of new routes across the Americas, North Africa and East Asia. Emirates Airline and TAP Air Portugal will also explore ways to enhance the co-operation on their respective frequent flyer programmes, including reciprocal earning and redemption opportunities and popular benefits such as lounge access.
Following this MoU, both airlines plan on supporting each other’s stopover programmes in Dubai and Lisbon, with Emirates Airline also supporting TAP Air Portugal as it looks at potential expansion in the UAE.
The enhance codeshare agreement is expected to come into effect from May 1, 2021, and will provide customers with seamless booking, ticketing and travel benefits across 70 destinations on both airlines’ networks.
Chief commercial officer, Emirates Airline, Adnan Kazim declared: “Emirates and TAP Air Portugal have enjoyed a mutually successful codeshare partnership for the past eight years. We are delighted to expand this relationship and look forward to delivering even more benefits to our customers.”
Also commenting was chief revenue & network officer, TAP Air Portugal, Arik De: “TAP Air Portugal is pleased to enhance our Emirates partnership, allowing our guests greater geographic access. We look forward to taking Emirates customers to more cities within Portugal, to our destinations in the Americas and North Africa, and for them to benefit from our Stopover Portugal programme.”
Under the expanded partnership, TAP Air Portugal will place its code on Emirates’ flights to popular East Asia destinations such as Taipei, Tokyo, Osaka, Mumbai, Delhi, Dhaka, Male, Jakarta, Denpasar, Manila, Hanoi, as well as Barcelona and Mexico City.
Emirates customers will be able to seamlessly access additional domestic destinations in Portugal, as well as TAP Air Portugal’s flights to cities in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Conakry, Morocco, Tunisia, Gambia and Cape Verde.