On 15 March 2021, both the Dubai-based carrier Emirates and the national flag carrier of Portugal- TAP Air have signed the MOU that will increase their current codeshare partnership. Also, the airlines have shared a mutual codeshare partnership for over the past 8 years.
According to the press release by Emirates, the customers of both airlines will be benefited from this agreement. The new agreement will open gates for more seamless connectivity with a wider range of travel options. With the agreement, Emirates and TAP Air will continue to explore the new routes across the Americas, North Africa, and East Asia. The new agreement based on MOU will be effective from 01 May 2021. Both the airlines are sure that this partnership will provide their customers an extra value with seamless flight booking options, along with ticketing options and travel benefits across 70 destinations on both airline’s networks.
On the establishment of a mutual codeshare partnership between Emirates and TAP Air, Adnan Kazim, Emirates Chief’s Commercial Officer said,- “ Emirates and TAP Air Portugal have enjoyed a mutually successful codeshare partnership for the past eight years.” He also adds that they are delighted to join hands with TAP Air and look forward to work with them and delivering more benefits to customers in near future.
Some of the destinations that Emirates customers can have seamless access to domestic destinations in Portugal as well as, the destinations that TAP Air flights to the city in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Conakry, Morocco, Tunisia, Gambia, and Cape Verde.
Also, TAP Air’s customers will have access to the Emirate’s promising destinations in East Asia like Taipei, Tokyo, Osaka, Mumbai, Delhi, Dhaka, Male, Jakarta, Denpasar, Manila, Hanoi, as well as Barcelona and Mexico City.