We will fly from Sao Paulo, Recife, Salvador de Bahia and Fortaleza, to 20 other cities in Brazil, thanks to an alliance with the Brazilian airline GOL.
We are taking another step forward in our international development and, starting from January of next year, we will fly to more than 20 Brazilian cities from Sao Paulo, Recife, Fortaleza and Salvador de Bahia, thanks to our shared code agreement with GOL Líneas Aéreas.
This alliance will allow Air Europa to deploy the code to 78 national flights and offer passengers travelling from Europe, via Madrid, a perfect connectivity and an extensive selection of flights to some of the most important Brazilian cities; expanding the existing shared code agreement.
The implementation of this shared code with GOL comes as a result of Air Europa’s continued support and focus on Brazil and their commitment to grow internationally with broader domestic connectivity in the country.
The synergies from this agreement will result in both more European tourism into Brazil and important advantages for the passengers travelling on this shared code such as: single ticket, single check-in and better and easier connections with reduced in-transit waits.
Air Europa’s commercial director, Mr. Imanol Pérez, expressed his satisfaction with this agreement, “this will allow us to offer all our passengers new and fascinating destinations in Brazil. We are very proud of our agreement with GOL. Moving forward together guaranties our growth in the Brazilian airways market.
In similar terms, expressed Mr. Randall Aguero, GOL’s Alliances, Expansion and International Distribution Director: “We are very happy to close this shared code agreement with Air Europa. GOL is the market leader in Brazil with a wide and diverse network, offering our clients the best travelling experience and a wide range of high quality products and services. We invest in alliances that can provide increasing benefits for our clients. Frequent travellers will soon be able to collect and redeem miles with our Smiles and SUMA loyalty programmes”.
With this agreement we are reaffirming our support and focus on Brazil, where we have operated for over 20 years. Currently, we have direct flights from Madrid to Sao Paulo, Salvador and Recife. By the end of December we will also be flying to Fortaleza. This destiny will close our presence in the touristic triangle of the north east of Brazil.
The alliance also includes an agreement between Air Europa’s SUMA and GOL’s Smiles, the loyalty programmes of each airline, allowing passengers obtain and redeem miles for their flights.