Cathay Pacific has added the Brazilian cities of Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro to its network following an expanded codeshare agreement with oneworld alliance partner, American Airlines.
The latest destinations will further boost the Hong Kong carrier’s presence in Latin America following the introduction of codeshare flights to Mexico, Chile and Peru.
Under the expanded agreement, Cathay Pacific’s CX code will be placed on American Airlines’ daily services between New York and Sao Paolo and New York and Rio de Janeiro.
Tickets for the new codeshare services are now open for sale for travel commencing 5 December 2011.
Cathay Pacific Director Sales & Marketing Rupert Hogg welcomed the additional codeshare services with American Airlines, saying, “Brazil is now one of the biggest markets in Latin America and an increasingly important centre for business, manufacturing, tourism and trade. This new code-share will boost Cathay Pacific’s presence in Latin America and we look forward to carrying more tourists and business people from Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region to Brazil.”
With the addition of Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro, Cathay Pacific now connects to a total of 25 destinations in the Americas through code shares with American Airlines.