South Africa's flag carrier, South African Airways (SAA) and Brazilian carrier TAM Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement. South African Airways' code "SA" will be placed on flights operated by TAM from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Curitiba, Brasilia, Salvador, Florianopolis, Iguaçu Falls, Recife, Belo Horizonte, while TAM Airlines' code "JJ" will be placed on flights operated by SAA between Sao Paulo and Johannesburg, and to other cities within South Africa, namely, Cape Town, Durban, East London and Port Elizabeth.
To date, South African Airways operates 11 flights per week between Johannesburg and Sao Paulo. Tickets went on sale today (29 Aug 2013), with travel set to commence on 02 Sept 2013.
TAM Airlines is the largest Brazilian airline company by market share and fleet size. The airline, which is headquartered in Sao Paulo, operates scheduled services to destinations within Brazil, as well as international flights to Europe and other parts of North and South America.