American Airlines and GOL Announce Partnership

By Anna Breuer on 4 February 2020
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American Airlines and Brazil’s Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes announced a new codeshare agreement.

The codeshare will allow GOL’s customers to travel to over 30 destinations in the United States from its hubs in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, and Fortaleza, and will add additional service to GOL’s current flights to Orlando and Miami. At the same time, the agreement will give American access to 53 GOL flights out of the five hubs, adding new destinations including Asuncion in Paraguay, Curitiba and Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil.

“We have a long and rich history in South America, and this new relationship with GOL further enhances our presence in the region,” said American’s senior vice president of network strategy, Vasu Raja.

Last December, Delta Air Lines sold its stake in GOL and ended its partnership with the airline following the acquisition of a 20% stake in Latam Airlines Group.

American will be doubling its frequency on flights between its hub at Miami International Airport and Riode Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim/Galeão International Airport.  The airline will operate the new flights using Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft.

American and GOL said they expect to offer reciprocal frequent-flyer program privileges, including earning and redeeming miles, later this year.

The code agreement is subject to government approval in both Brazil and the United States.

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