SAO PAULO - GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A., Brazil's largest air transportation group and Emirates announced a new codeshare and frequent flyer program partnership.
The codeshare partnership has been filed on this date to ANAC – Brazilian Federal Aviation Agency (Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil). The first flights will be approved in the coming days and the partnership is expected to come into effect by the end of October/early November timeframe.
The new codeshare partnership will give customers the simplicity of purchasing connecting flights on both airlines using one reservation, and a seamless ticketing, check-in, boarding and baggage check experience during the entire journey. Passengers booking flights from multiple destinations in Brazil with GOL, including Porte Alegre, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Curitiba and Brasilia, will be able to connect in Sao Paulo or Rio and fly with Emirates to many destinations worldwide.
"We're pleased to be enhancing our partnership with GOL and believe our new codeshare will bring enhanced connectivity and a fully integrated loyalty program within Brazil initially, and at a later stage, throughout South America and the Caribbean," said Hubert Frach, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, West. "GOL's extensive route network in Latin America combined with the choice and convenience of offering customers approximately 800 flights per day, perfectly complements our 14 weekly flights to and from Brazil that connect to our global network."