GOL and Delta Air Lines announce codeshare expansion

Victoria
By Victoria May 10, 2013 13:01

GOL and Delta Air Lines announce codeshare expansion

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, has announced a key milestone in its partnership with Delta Air Lines: the implementation of GOL codeshare on Delta’s flights from Brasilia to Atlanta. GOL will now sell Delta’s international tickets through its sales channels – website, Voe GOL stores, call centers and travel agencies. Over the next months other markets will be included in the codeshare including all Delta flights between Brazil and the United States, as well as key connecting markets operated by the US company.
“These are exciting times for GOL and Delta. This announcement is proof point of collaboration between two partnerships with a dynamic relation combined with our mutual desire to provide our customers with a seamless and efficient service,” said Nicolas Ferri, vice president for Delta’s Latin America and Caribbean division.
The companies together offer approximately 380 destinations in more than 62 countries. “The codeshare expansion will give our clients, users of all our sales platforms, more flight options with all the convenience that this alliance already offers,” said Eduardo Bernardes, GOL’s Commercial Officer. “This initiative only reinforces GOL’s commitment to always offer its clients more benefits and convenience.”
The codeshare agreement implementation also provides large corporate clients with a single contract and a dedicated executive to facilitate negotiations in all destinations operated by the airlines. Furthermore, the companies will share commercial and promotional activities. The first of these activities will be a joint advertising campaign to be launched by mid-June.
“The Codeshare implementation which has now started and will be done in six phases from May to August,” said Paulo Miranda, Alliances and Strategy manager for Delta Air Lines. “Besides the route from Brasilia to Atlanta, soon we will be integrating all flights operated by Delta between Brazil and the United States to Atlanta and flights to the John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and to Detroit and as part of the codeshare agreement”, he emphasizes.
The route from Brasilia to Atlanta is already available to be acquired at Gol channels and the first flight will take place on May 20. The second phase will include flights from Goiania, Belo Horizonte, Curitiba and Porto Alegre all via Brasilia to Atlanta. This action allows baggage to be labeled and dispatched to final destination.
In addition, SMILES and SkyMiles clients may cumulate and redeem mileage.

Victoria
By Victoria May 10, 2013 13:01
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