American Airways Expands Partnership With Brazilian Service GOL
American Airlines introduced it has expanded its partnership with Brazil’s largest airline, GOL.
The 2 carriers began working collectively in 2020 with an initial codeshare offering, however the brand new letter of intent consists of an unique codeshare settlement and a extra profitable joint SMILES and AAdvantage loyalty program partnership.
The expanded settlement additionally expects to extend industrial cooperation between American and GOL to speed up progress and create a extra seamless expertise for all prospects.
The partnership with GOL will make the service American’s sole codeshare accomplice in Brazil, with prospects in a position to go to greater than 30 locations served by American within the U.S. and greater than 20 new locations in South America served by GOL.
“American has lengthy been the main U.S. service to South America and our stronger partnership with GOL solidifies that management place,” American Airways President Robert Isom mentioned. “Our long-haul community marries seamlessly with GOL’s robust home community in Brazil.”
“Collectively, we will provide prospects flying to, via and from Brazil, entry to the most important community with the bottom fares and the Americas’ largest and greatest joint journey loyalty program,” Isom continued.
Beginning in 2022, GOL’s SMILES and American’s AAdvantage loyalty members will acquire entry to elite advantages, akin to precedence check-in, precedence safety, precedence boarding, a bigger checked baggage allowance, lounge entry and most well-liked seats on each airways.
The strengthened relationship may also permit for additional industrial cooperation in areas akin to buying, gross sales instruments and programs integrations, as allowed by regulatory and contractual limitations.