GOL and Alitalia Request Authorization to Implement Codeshare Agreement
SAO PAULO, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), (S&P: B, Fitch: B-, Moody's: B3), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America has requested authorization from the Italian and Brazilian governments to implement codeshare procedures (flight sharing) with Alitalia. The agreement will ensure improved access to connections between Brazil and Europe for clients of both companies.
Initially, the agreement will allow Alitalia, an Italian airline with more than 14 flights per week from Rome to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, to include its codes on GOL flights, permitting connections with various other Brazilian destinations.
"We actively seek codeshare agreements that generate even more benefits for our clients, and the alliance with Alitalia will do precisely that," declared Paulo Kakinoff, GOL's CEO. "We are extremely pleased to be joining forces with one of Europe's biggest airlines."
The companies also plan to offer members of GOL's SMILES and Alitalia's MilleMiglia relationship programs the possibility of accumulating and redeeming miles on all eligible flights operated by the two airlines.
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SOURCE GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.