Azul and GOL announce codeshare agreement

Azul and GOL airlines announce a cooperation agreement

Azul and GOL airlines announce today a commercial cooperation agreement that will connect their flight networks in Brazil through a codeshare agreement.

This partnership covers all domestic routes operated exclusively, meaning routes operated by one of the two companies but not the other.

The agreement also encompasses frequent flyer programs, allowing Azul Fidelidade and Smiles members to earn points in their preferred program when purchasing segments included in the codeshare agreement.

Abhi Shah, President of Azul said: “With Azul’s highly connected network serving most cities in Brazil and GOL’s strong presence in the main Brazilian markets, our complementary offerings will provide customers with the widest range of travel options,”

Consumers will benefit from this commercial partnership starting at the end of June, when the offer will become available through both companies’ sales channels.

Customers will gain access to hundreds of new domestic routes, along with more convenient connection opportunities.

For example, one could travel from Brasília to Tabatinga with a brief layover in Manaus, or from Rio de Janeiro to Marabá with a stop in Belém.

Celso Ferrer, CEO of GOL said: “GOL and Azul have always been dedicated to expanding the Brazilian aviation market.

“This codeshare agreement will provide customers with even more travel options across our country.

“GOL already has over 60 commercial agreements with various global airline partners, and we are eager to extend these benefits within Brazil,”

Points and miles from codeshare or non-overlapping segments purchased through the other airline’s digital channels, such as a GOL flight bought on Azul’s website, can be accumulated in either the Azul Fidelidade and Smiles programs, at the customer’s discretion.

This applies to both connecting flights and individual segments.