Air Italy and Latam Airlines signed Wednesday a code-share agreement to provide customers with more air connections between Sao Paulo and Milan, and seven other destinations in Italy.
According to the document, the Italian company will use the “IG” code on Latam flights between Milan and Sao Paulo, while the Brazilian company will use Air Italia’s own “LA” code between Milan and Rome, Naples, Olbia, in Sardinia, Palermo, and Catania in Sicily, and Lamezia Terme in Calabria. Air Italy’s chief operating officer, Rossen Dimitrov, said “thanks to our collaboration with our new partner Latam,
For him, “the connections via Milan will open the doors of the most beautiful Italian tourist destinations for Brazilian tourism, particularly for lovers of trips to destinations such as Milan, Rome and Naples.”
Air Italy was born after the Italian airline Meridiana, controlled by Qatar Airways, was renamed as a result of a strong crisis. The exchange of name earned the stated objective of challenging Alitalia. However, the historical code “IG” was preserved, as it marked the activity of the company, founded in 1963.