Bogota, February 20, 2020. Avianca and TAP Air Portugal have signed a codeshare agreement, which will provide seamless connectivity to passengers traveling between Colombia and Portugal, allowing them the possibility to explore both airlines extensive network. The partnership will facilitate and increase the flow of traffic both leisure as well as business and will promote trade, tourism and culture between both countries.
This codeshare agreement will allow Avianca travelers to have access to more travel options between both countries through the following routes operated by TAP: Lisbon-London-Lisbon, Lisbon-Munich-Lisbon, Lisbon-Madrid-Lisbon, Lisbon-Barcelona-Lisbon and Porto-Madrid-Porto. Likewise, TAP clients will have access to Avianca’s routes, connecting several Colombian cities with Portuguese market: Miami-Bogotá-Miami, Miami-Cali-Miami and New York-Bogotá-New York and very soonMiami-Medellín-Miami, by placing their ‘TP’ and “AV commercial code on both airlines’ flights.
“We are very pleased to announce our new codeshare with TAP Air Portugal, which we believe will stimulate the already growing market of 18,000 passengers during 2019 between Colombia and Portugal. Because of this new codeshare agreement, Avianca customers will be able to benefit from the great connectivity beyond our European gateways (London, Madrid, Barcelona and Munich) to the main cities in Portugal like Porto and Lisbon.” said Ana María Copete, Alliances Director of Avianca Holdings.
“We are excited to bring two flag carriers and Star Alliance members, with a combined history of 175 years, together. In the process, we will bring enhanced service offerings to those guests traveling between the two countries, and support growing trade, tourism, and family ties. TAP guests will be able to leverage more and enhanced connectivity options into Colombia via our North American gateways Miami and New York”, stated Maria João Dias, Director JV, Alliances and Partnerships from TAP Air Portugal.
“There are a thousand reasons to visit Portugal: Immensity beaches of great beauty, abundant sun, dazzling nature, rich historical heritage and gastronomy that defies all the senses. Portugal receives millions of tourists, who always make a promise to return. Undoubtedly, there is also a thousand reasons to visit Colombia. Now, with this code-share agreement between Avianca and TAP it is even easier to fly to both destinations. I could not be happier to welcome Colombian tourists to a Modern, Sophisticated and Amazing Portugal as well as Portuguese tourists to an Astonishing Colombia.” Said Gabriela Soares de Albergaria, Embajadora de Portugal en Colombia.
The codeshare flights are already opened for sales and will apply for trips starting February 27th, 2020. Travelers can earn miles on these flights in their respective frequent flyer programs: TAP Miles & Go for Tap Air Portugal and Life Miles for Avianca.
Avianca and TAP Air Portugal are members of Star Alliance, the Best Airline Alliance in the world, with 26-member airlines offering flights to more than 1,300 destinations in 195 countries.