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Qatar Airways announces Brazil code share with GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes

Qatar Airways has announced its intention to enter into a code share agreement with one of Brazil’s largest airlines, GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes with an aim to offer passengers of its Doha Sao Paulo flights connectivity to 47 destinations within the South American nation at a future date, yet to be determined.

Both airlines have filed a joint application with Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency and Brazilian Antitrust Agency, seeking approval for the agreement. A date for the code share implementation has yet to be determined.

Code share cities within the agreement are: Aracaju, Bauru, Belém, Brasília, Boa Vista, Cuiabá, Campo Grande, Chapecó, Belo Horizonte (Confins), Campinas, Campina Grande, Curitiba, Caxias do Sul, Cruzeiro do Sul, Fernando de Noronha, Florianópolis, Fortaleza and Rio de Janeiro (both Galeão and Santos Dumont airports).

Other Brazilian cities included are Goiânia, Foz do Iguaçu, Imperatriz, Ilhéus, Juazeiro do Norte, Joinville, João Pessoa, Londrina, Marabá, Manaus, Macapá, Maceió, Maringá, Natal, Navegantes, Palmas, Petrolina, Porto Alegre, Porto Seguro, Porto Velho, Presidente Prudente, Rio Branco, Recife, São Luís, Salvador, Santarém, Teresina, Uberlândia and Vitória.

Both airlines are also working on concluding an agreement linking their respective frequent flyer programmes – Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club and GOL’s SMILES scheme, allowing any member to earn and redeem miles on all flights operated by both carriers.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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