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Emirates and Avianca launch codeshare partnership via three European hubs 

Emirates, the world’s largest airline, and Avianca, the national carrier of Colombia in South America, have launched a new codeshare partnership. The new partnership allows customers from both carriers to benefit from greater connectivity on selected routes to and from Colombia via three European hub airports. 

Emirates customers flying on the Dubai-based carrier’s flights to Madrid (MAD), Barcelona (BCN), or London-Heathrow (LHR), can fly directly to three points in Colombia served by Avianca. The routes covered by the codeshare agreement include Madrid to Bogotá (BOG), Medellin (MDE), or Cali (CLO), Barcelona to Bogotá, and London-Heathrow to Bogotá.    

On the reciprocal side of the codeshare deal, Avianca will place its code on routes operated by Emirates, between Barcelona, Madrid, or London-Heathrow to Dubai (DXB). Codeshare flights are due to start on June 4, 2024, and reservations are already open for booking via either airline’s website.    

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“We are delighted to establish a codeshare partnership with Colombia’s largest carrier, Avianca to provide seamless connections on select routes to customers of both airlines,” said Adnan Kazim, Deputy President and Chief Commercial Officer of Emirates. The codeshare agreement will enable us to expand our reach and allow our customers to use our services and fly to additional popular points in Colombia.” 

“We are also pleased to offer Avianca’s customers connections through points in Spain as well as London Heathrow to and from our hub in Dubai, along with other benefits such as a single baggage policy and seamless connectivity. We look forward to developing the relationship further, and introducing more added-value benefits in the future that will be felt by customers of both airlines,” he added. 

Under the terms of the agreement, customers of both airlines will enjoy the convenience of seamless connectivity, and the ability to book inclusive itineraries involving carriage on both airlines using a single ticket. They will also benefit from a single baggage policy checked through to the final destination. 

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“We are very pleased to launch this codeshare agreement with Emirates which ratifies, once again, our commitment to connectivity, access to new destinations, and a greater attraction of passengers to Latin America,” said Claudio Vélez, Chief Revenue Officer, Avianca. 

“This collaboration will bring our region closer to Dubai via Europe and it will also strengthen Avianca’s operation in Barcelona, Madrid, and London Heathrow. Emirates is one of the largest and most prestigious airlines in the world, so this partnership is a testimony and recognition of Avianca’s track record, our world-class operational indicators, and the strength of our route network,” Vélez concluded. 

With the announcement that Avianca has joined its list of airline partners, Emirates now has commercial cooperation agreements (codeshares, interline agreements, or intermodal deals) in place with 161 partners globally. 

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