British Airways and oneworld partner, TAM Airlines, a LATAM Airlines Group company, will forge closer ties from October this year when they begin a codeshare agreement on flights to Sao Paulo and beyond.In the new arrangement, available for sale from September 3, British Airways customers will be able to book seats on TAM’s Heathrow to Sao Paulo service via ba.com and other sales channels, when the BA flight code is added to TAM’s daily flight.  BA currently flies once a day between the two cities.

Both TAM and British Airways will offer reciprocal benefits to members of their loyalty programs, enabling members of the TAM Fidelidade and British Airways’ Executive Club to earn points and redeem tickets when flying on the partner airline.

Sean Doyle,  Head of Alliances and Joint Business, said:  “We are very pleased to be working more closely with TAM, our oneworld partner, and offer our customers more choice when flying to Brazil.”

Claudia Sender, CEO of TAM SA, said:  “It’s an honor to have British Airways as our partner. This agreement adds important destinations in the UK to our network, further extending the connectivity for our passengers.”