Emirates and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes have signed a new codeshare and frequent flyer programme partnership. The codeshare partnership has been filed with the Brazilian Federal Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil), with the first flights expected to be approved in the coming days.
Travelport has announced that GOL, which markets itself as “the largest low-cost and best-fare” Latin American carrier with daily flights to South America and the Caribbean, has now gone live with Travelport Rich Content and Branding. Rich Content and Branding is the industry-leading airline merchandising solution available through Travelport’s leading agency point of sale, Travelport Smartpoint, as well as via Travelport’s universal application programing interface.
Korean Air, the flagship carrier of South Korea, has announced a new codeshare agreement with GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes under the condition of Brazil government approval. Starting from tomorrow, the codeshare agreement will offer greater convenience and choice to passengers travelling through Sao Paulo to 16 other cities within Brazil including Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Manaus.
TAP Portugal and Brazilian GOL – Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, the largest low cost airline in Latin America, have agreed on an operational codeshare partnership, which will provide greater convenience for those looking to travel from Europe to a number of different destinations in Brazil. This will result in improved services to customers of both companies.
Boeing and GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes have announced the carrier will purchase 60 737 MAX airplanes. Brazilian low-cost carrier GOL plans to use the new super-efficient 737 MAX to increase operational efficiency and reduce costs.
GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A, the largest low-fare, low-cost airline in Latin America, and Qatar Airways, the Qatar state airline, announce the beginning of a Frequent Flyer agreement, enabling participants of GOL SMILES and Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club loyalty programs to accumulate miles on all flights operated by the two groups. It will also be possible to redeem tickets shortly.
GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes, the largest low-cost airline in Latin America, has announced Paulo Sergio Kakinoff will take over as chief executive. Kakinoff was elected by the board of directors earlier and will take over the role on July 2nd.
Swissport International, the world’s leading provider of ground services to the aviation industry, has signed a three-year contract extension with Brazilian airline GOL, for aircraft services and ramp handling at six airports in Brazil.
Delta Air Lines and GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes have announced an agreement for a long-term exclusive commercial alliance. Under the terms, Delta and GOL, which has a 40 percent market share in Brazil, will expand cooperation to leverage their respective strengths and further link Delta’s expansive network with one of Brazil’s largest airlines.
Qatar Airways and Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes have implemented a new code share agreement to connect travellers from Doha to 46 cities across Brazil through Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport.
GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes has seen losses wide for the second quarter of 2011, with Brazil’s second largest airline losing BRL358.7 million over the period. This is up from BRL51.9 million a year earlier, Sao Paulo-based Gol said in a statement.
Trade unions at Brazil’s two leading airlines are threatening to call workers out on strike over the Christmas period, describing the situation as a “war”. Brazil’s national air worker union has been in talks seeking a pay raise since September, most recently demanding a 13 per cent boost. This is more than twice the industry’s 6.1 per cent offer.