One of the most prominent airline loyalty programs today with 10 million members, Turkish Airlines frequent-flyer program, Miles&Smiles offers its members mileage accrual and redemption opportunities on flights with Turkish Airlines and partner airline flights. In addition to its existing partnerships with 27 Star Alliance member airlines, Miles&Smiles has launched a Frequent Flyer Program (FFP) Partnership with Brazilian carrier Azul Brazilian Airlines by signing an agreement.
The signature ceremony of the agreement was held in the Azul Brazilian Airlines Headquarters in Sao Paulo, with the attendance of Turkish Airlines Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Ahmet Olmuştur, Azul Brazilian Airlines Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Alexandre Wagner Malfitani, executives from both sides, and representatives from international and local press.
Commenting on the agreement Turkish Airlines’ CMO, Ahmet Olmuştur said; “We are delighted to expand our partnership with Azul Brazilian Airlines. We have a working codeshare cooperation which was established in December last year. And with this Frequent Flyer Program Partnership, we are glad to achieve a higher level of collaboration with Azul.”
With its principle to provide privileged travel experience with seamless connections, Miles&Smiles expands its partnerships to allow its members to enjoy Miles&Smiles advantages on their flights all over the world.
Miles&Smiles members now will be able to earn and redeem miles on flights operated by Azul Brazilian Airlines, as of January 1, 2019. Reciprocally, Azul Brazilian Airlines’ loyalty program TudoAzul members will also be able to earn and redeem miles on Turkish Airlines operated flights.
According to the Agreement, members of both loyalty programs will be able to earn and redeem miles on flights by the participating airlines, starting from January 1, 2019.
About Turkish Airlines:
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has a fleet of 330 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 304 worldwide destinations as 49 domestic, and 255 international in 122 countries. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website www.turkishairlines.com or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
About Azul Brazilian Airlines:
The airline which serves more points in Brazil than any other, Azul Brazilian Airlines commenced operations in 2008 and since become the fastest growing airline in Brazil. With a fleet of 120 aircrafts Azul Brazilian Airlines flies to 110 destinations domestic and international, to United States, Europe and South America. Azul has a 32% market share in departure in Brazil air market. The airline was chosen the third best airline in the world at the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards, and was awarded for the consecutive 6th year as the “Best Low-Cost Airline in South America” in 2016 at the prestigious Skytrax awards. More information about Azul Brazilian Airlines can be found on its official website https://www.voeazul.com.br/en/home or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.
About Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Avianca Brasil, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,800 daily flights to 1,317 airports in 193 countries. Further connecting flights are offered by Star Alliance Connecting Partner, Juneyao Airlines.