Air Italy, LATAM Brasil sign codeshare agreement

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Air Italy and LATAM Brasil, the Brazilian brand of LATAM Airlines Group, have entered into a codeshare agreement, the two airlines announced this week.

With effect from November 21, Air Italy’s code will be placed on the LATAM flights between Milan Malpensa and São Paulo. In turn, LATAM adds its ‘LA’ number on services to seven Italian airports such as Rome, Palermo or Naples.

The commencement of our partnership with LATAM is great news for passengers of both airlines. Our customers can now benefit from a new choice for connecting to São Paulo, via Milan Malpensa, from our six key Italian destinations. Meanwhile, we are delighted to be welcoming LATAM’s passengers on board our new Air Italy flights from Milan Malpensa […]. The connections via Milan will also open the doors to the most beautiful Italian tourist destinations for Brazilian tourists […].Air Italy Chief Operating Officer, Rossen Dimitrov

Air Italy was previously known as ‘Meridiana’ and is a subsidiary of AQA Holding, owned by Alisarda (51%) and Qatar Airways (49%). The airline commenced operations in March 2018 after the rebranding. Its current fleet is comprised of Boeing 737 aircraft (both MAX and NG versions). Furthermore, Airbus A330 and Boeing 767-300 aircraft are used on long-haul flights. Earlier this year, Air Italy added new transatlantic connections from its hub at Milan Malpensa Airport to the US cities New York and Miami.