GOL and Alitalia Request Authorization to Implement Codeshare Agreement
SAO PAULO, July 23, 2013
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
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
"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.
For further information visit www.voegol.com.br/ir
Phone: +55 (11) 2128-4700
Phone: +55 (11) 2128-4183
SOURCE GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.
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