Africa: SAA inks codeshare with Brazilian airline
South African Airways (SAA) has signed a codeshare agreement with Gol – Linhas Areas (GOL), a Brazilian airline.
The agreement will enable SAA to add its code on flights operated by GOL in the Brazilian territory, which will allow SAA customers to integrate their travel with easy connections on flights of both carriers.
The codeshare has been effective since July 04, 2019.
The agreement makes it possible for SAA to add its code on 20 connecting flights in Brazil operated by GOL, including Rio de Janeiro, Braslia, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonte, and Florianpolis, among others. The codeshare with the leading carrier in the domestic Brazilian market extends SAA’s reach throughout Brazil.
“We are extremely pleased with this agreement which comes at an opportune time and gives strategic impetus to our strategy of growing partnerships globally to offer our customers more travel options. It is an important step in the execution of our strategy and gives our customers, through our direct flights to Sao Paulo, a number of further travel options to explore Brazil. In turn, the mutually beneficial agreement offers GOL customers the chance to explore the riches of Africa,” said Zuks Ramasia, SAA acting chief executive officer (CEO).
“The partnership with South African Airways is in line with our commitment to offering larger international connectivity, with quality of service and integrated products of each carrier. Thus, we enable more destinations options and connectivity bringing more benefits to our clients, with more agility and the smart use of time on their trips,”
noted Randall Saenz Aguero, GOL’s director of alliances, international expansion, and distribution.