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SOURCE GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A.
SAO PAULO, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: GOLL4 e NYSE: GOL), (S&P: B, Fitch: B-, Moody's: B3), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, has signed a codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways, an airline headquartered in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. The agreement depends on approval from ANAC (National Civil Aviation Agency) and CADE (Brazil's antitrust authority).
The companies already have an interline agreement and the expansion of the partnership through the codeshare agreement will initially allow Etihad Airways to include its code on flights operated by GOL, giving its customers a greater number of connections for destinations in Brazil and South America.
"GOL has been investing in partnerships that are ensuring greater benefits for our customers and strengthening the alliance with Etihad will do precisely that," said Paulo Kakinoff, GOL's CEO.
Both companies will soon sign a Frequent Flyer Program (FFP) agreement offering all their customers the benefits of their respective mileage programs – GOL's Smiles and Etihad's Etihad Guest.
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ABOUT GOL LINHAS AEREAS INTELIGENTES S.A.
GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, offers around 910 daily flights to 67 destinations under the GOL and VARIG brands, 15 of which international flights in South America, the Caribbean and the United States, using a young, modern fleet of Boeing 737-700 and 737-800 Next Generation aircraft, the safest, most efficient and most economical of their type. The SMILES loyalty program allows members to accumulate miles and redeem tickets to more than 560 locations around the world via flights with foreign partner airlines. The Company also operates Gollog, a logistics service which retrieves and delivers cargo and packages to and from more than 3,500 cities in Brazil and six abroad. With its portfolio of innovative products and services, GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes offers the best cost-benefit ratio in the market.
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