GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes (GOL), Brazil’s air transportation group and Emirates today announced a new codeshare and frequent flyer program partnership.
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.
Passengers flying 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.
GOL is Latin America’s low-cost and low-fare carrier, operating approximately 800 daily flights to 63 destinations, being 11 international in South America and the Caribbean.