GOL, Etihad Airways to Begin Codeshare Agreement

By Jesse Sokolow on 8 July 2014
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A GOL aircraft in São Paulo

A GOL aircraft in São Paulo

Brazilian airline GOL Linhas aéreas inteligentes announced a codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways.  The agreement is still subject to government approval.

Under the codeshare, Etihad will initially be able to place its code on all GOL-operated flights.  In addition, both carriers are expected to sign an agreement in the near future that will allow members of GOL’s Smiles and Etihad’s Guest loyalty programs to earn and redeem miles and points on flights operate by the other airline.

The new codeshare expands upon the existing partnership that the two airlines already have through an interline agreement.

GOL is the second largest airline in Brazil, and currently offers approximately 910 daily flights to approximately 65 destinations throughout South America, the United States, and the Caribbean.  The airline was founded in 2000, and commenced operations in 2001.

Etihad Airways, which first entered service in 2003, is the national flag carrier for the United Arab Emirates.  The airline currently serves over 100 passenger and cargo destinations worldwide.

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