Emirates and Avianca Announce Codeshare Partnership

Render of Emirates and Avianca Airlines tailplanes
Image Credit: Emirates

UAE carrier Emirates and Avianca, a leading Latin American carrier, have announced a new codeshare partnership.

This strategic alliance promises a smoother and more connected travel experience for passengers flying between these regions.

Emirates customers will be able to access Medellin and Cali in Colombia via European gateways. This will be in addition to capital city of Bogotá.

Conversely, Avianca customers flying through select European points will be able to access Dubai utilising Emirates services.

Connectivity for Emirates Passengers to Colombia

Emirates passengers will see streamlined connectivity through the network hubs in Madrid, Barcelona, and London Heathrow. From here, they can now enjoy seamless connections to three key Colombian cities: Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali.

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This codeshare agreement goes beyond simply adding new destinations; it offers a multitude of benefits for travelers:

  • Effortless travel: Experience a stress-free journey with coordinated connections between airlines, ensuring a smooth transition between flights.
  • Simplified Bookings: Book your entire itinerary on a single ticket, eliminating the need to manage separate bookings for each leg.
  • Cost-effective Connections: Benefit from competitive fares designed to make exploring Colombia more accessible.
  • Streamlined Luggage Handling: Check your luggage through to your final destination, eliminating the need to collect and re-check baggage during your layover.

Avianca Customers Gain Access to Dubai

Avianca’s passengers are set to reap significant rewards from this partnership. They can now experience the comfort and luxury of flying on Emirates’ widebody aircraft between Barcelona, Madrid, or London Heathrow and Dubai.

An Emirates Boeing 777 in flight.
Photo Credit: Emirates

This codeshare unlocks access to Emirates’ award-winning in-flight experience, renowned for:

  • Culinary Delights: Delicious meals prepared by skilled chefs, ensuring a satisfying dining experience on board.
  • Unparalleled Comfort: Spacious and comfortable lie-flat seats in premium cabins, perfect for long-haul flights.
  • World-Class Entertainment: A vast library of entertainment options on Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system. Over 6,500 channels of movies, shows, music, and more, including a wide selection of Spanish content.

Stakeholder Comments

Both airlines’ leadership teams expressed their enthusiasm for the partnership and its potential to benefit travelers.

An Emirates B777 on the tarmac.
Photo Credit: Emirates

Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Deputy President and Chief Commercial Officer, highlighted the strategic value of the collaboration. “We’re delighted to collaborate with Avianca, Colombia’s largest carrier. This codeshare agreement provides seamless connections for our customers and expands our reach to popular destinations in Colombia.”

“We’re also excited to offer Avianca’s passengers convenient connections through Europe to our hub in Dubai, along with the added benefits of a single baggage policy and seamless travel.”

An Avianca jet on the tarmac.
Photo Credit: Avianca Group

Claudio Vélez, Avianca’s Chief Revenue Officer, emphasized the codeshare partnership’s focus on connectivity and growth. “This codeshare agreement with Emirates strengthens our commitment to connectivity, new destinations, and attracting passengers to Latin America.”

“This collaboration brings our region closer to Dubai via Europe and reinforces Avianca’s operations in Barcelona, Madrid, and London Heathrow.”

“Partnering with Emirates, one of the world’s most prestigious airlines, is a testament to Avianca’s track record, operational excellence, and network strength.”


The synergy between Emirates’ extensive global network and Avianca’s strong presence in Latin America creates a fertile ground for future developments.

As the collaboration takes flight, travelers can look forward to a more connected and seamless travel experience between Latin America and Europe.

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