Alitalia and Aerolineas Argentinas, partner airlines in the SkyTeam Alliance, have strengthened their commercial agreement by signing a codeshare agreement. The deal is already available for sale and will provide travellers of the two airlines with more choice and enhanced network connectivity between Italy and Argentina, and beyond to 75 destinations in Italy, Europe, Middle East, Argentina and South America, thanks to the flights operated by both airlines.
The codeshare agreement will provide further benefits also to Alitalia’s MilleMiglia loyalty program members that will have the opportunity to earn and redeem miles also when flying on Aerolineas Argentinas’ route network, and eligible members can enjoy dedicated benefits in every airport where the Argentinian airline operates.
Alitalia will from September operate three out of seven weekly frequencies between Rome and Buenos Aires with the new Boeing 777-300ER. With its 382 seats, the new flagship aircraft of the Italian airline will allow to increase the capacity on this route by 13 per cent.
Alitalia is widening its South American network by placing its “AZ” flight code on Aerolineas Argentinas daily flights (from July) between Rome and Buenos Aires – in addition to the direct daily flight operated by Alitalia – and beyond to 42 domestic and South American destinations served by the Argentinian airline, such as Rosario, Córdoba, Iguazú, Bariloche, Ushuaia, Mar del Plata, Santiago (Chile), Montevideo* (Uruguay), Asunción* (Paraguay), Santa Cruz de la Sierra* (Bolivia), Lima* (Perù).
Similarly, Aerolineas Argentinas will broaden its offer by placing its “AR” flight code on Alitalia operated daily Buenos Aires-Rome services and beyond the Italian capital city to 33 domestic, European and Middle East destinations served by the Italian airline, such as Venice, Florence, Naples, Madrid, Barcelona, Athens, Berlin* and Abu Dhabi*.
In 2016 Alitalia has increased its number of services to Central and Latin America by adding new flights to Santiago, Mexico City and Havana.
The new codeshare flights are available for sale through travel agencies, at alitalia.com, or by calling the Alitalia call center at 89.20.10 (from Italy) or +39.06.65649 (from overseas).
*Those destinations will be on sale as soon as relevant Authorities will give formal approval