GOL Linhas Aéreas, the domestic domestic airline of Brazil, and American Airlines have announced a new code-share agreement whereby both companies will offer more frequencies between the United States and South America.
The expansion of American Airlines in Latin America includes new destinations in South America that are not yet served by American Airlines such as Uruguay, Paraguay and more cities in Brazil.
It will also allow the implementation of the shared code by GOL on American Airlines routes in the United States, which will also allow the accumulation of miles within the frequent flyer programs of both companies (Smiles and AAdvantage).
After being approved by the Brazilian and American authorities, this agreement between airlines will allow passengers to benefit from 53 frequencies from Rio de Janeiro (GIG), São Paulo (GRU), Brasilia (BSB) and Fortaleza (FOR).
For Brazilian travelers the company will offer connections with American Airlines through the airports of Orlando (MCO) and Miami (MIA). From these, passengers can connect to destinations such as Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, among others, in more than 540 operations.
The destinations in South America that American Airlines will add with this shared code are: Asunción (ASU), Paraguay, Montevideo (MVD), Uruguay, Mendoza (MDZ), Argentina, Curitiba (CWB) and Foz do Iguaçu (IGU), subject to authorization governmental.
American Airlines points out that certain flights must be marked with GOL code and that this relationship will allow the accumulation of miles in the frequent flyer programs of both companies (Smiles and AAdvantage) from the first half of 2020.