HONG KONG, 2016-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — oneworld members Cathay Pacific Airways and LATAM Airlines Brasil have entered into a codeshare agreement, offering passengers additional connections when travelling between Asia and South America through their gateways in Europe and the United States.
Under the new agreement, Cathay Pacific’s “CX” code will be placed on all flights operated by LATAM Airlines Brasil between London and Paris to Sao Paulo and all flights between New York to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
At the same time, LATAM Airlines Brasil will place its “JJ’ flight code on all flights operated by Cathay Pacific between New York and Hong Kong.
Eligible LATAM customers connecting on Cathay Pacific flights via its Hong Kong hub can choose to relax at one of the airline’s premium lounges conveniently located in Terminal 1 at Hong Kong International Airport. These include The Wing, The Cabin, The Bridge and the newly opened First and Business Class lounges at The Pier, which have been designed to embody Cathay Pacific’s philosophy of a Life Well Travelled.
Cathay Pacific Chief Executive Ivan Chu said: “Our new codeshare agreement with LATAM significantly broadens the choices and connectivity between Asia and Brazil for our customers, expanding trade and tourism between two continents. We are pleased to be able to grow our relationship with our oneworld partner, LATAM, which is one of South America’s largest and most respected airlines.”
LATAM Airlines Brasil Chief Executive Officer Claudia Sender said: “We are pleased to go even further with this partnership, which strengthens our oneworld alliance and complements the existing codeshare between Cathay and LATAM for flights in Chile and Peru. The agreement in Brazil will enable us to strengthen connectivity and network options in Asia for all our passengers.”
About Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific Airways is a Hong Kong-based airline offering scheduled passenger and cargo services to some 200 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, Europe and Africa, using a fleet of around 150 wide-body aircraft, including the fuel-efficient and technologically advanced Airbus A350, which will form the backbone of the airline’s mid-size, long-haul fleet.
Cathay Pacific is a member of the Swire group and is a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Dragonair, soon to be known as Cathay Dragon is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific. The airline also has a 60% stake in AHK Air Hong Kong Ltd, an all-cargo carrier operating regional express freight services.
Cathay Pacific has made substantial investments to develop Hong Kong as one of the world’s leading global transportation hubs and is a founder member of the oneworld global alliance.
For more information about Cathay Pacific, please visit www.cathaypacific.com.
About LATAM Airlines Group S.A.
LATAM Airlines Group S.A. is the new name given to LAN Airlines S.A. as a result of its association with TAM S.A. LATAM Airlines Group S.A. now includes LATAM Airlines Group (before LAN Airlines) and its affiliates in Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador, and LATAM Cargo and its affiliates, as well as TAM S.A. and its subsidiaries TAM Linhas Aereas S.A. (LATAM Airlines Brasil), including its business units TAM Transportes Aereos del Mercosur S.A., (LATAM Airlines Paraguay) and Multiplus S.A. This association creates one of the largest airline groups in the world in terms of network connections, providing passenger transport services to about 138 destinations in 25 countries and cargo services to about 140 destinations in 29 countries, with a fleet of 321 aircraft. In total, LATAM Airlines Group S.A. has approximately 49.000 employees and its shares are traded in Santiago, as well as on the New York Stock Exchange, in the form of ADRs.
LATAM is the new brand that has been adopted by the airline members of LATAM Airlines Group. The group has started to implement the LATAM and LATAM Airlines brand to its customer contact points and aircraft, and will continue implementing LATAM in its products and services as part of a gradual roll-out that will last approximately three years.
Each airline will continue to operate under their current brands and identities. For any inquiry of LAN or TAM, please visit www.latam.com. More information is also available at www.latamairlinesgroup.net
SOURCE: Cathay Pacific Airways Limited