16 DECEMBER 2019


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Article from BTNews 16 DECEMBER 2019

More Brazil for Air Europa

Ahead of a proposed takeover by British Airways parent company IAG (BTN 11 November), Air Europa has further increased its connectivity with an extended  codeshare deal with Brazil’s largest domestic airline by market share, GOL Linhas Aéreas.

The agreement, effective from 1 January, will enable Air Europa passengers flying to its four Brazilian destinations, São Paulo, Recife, Fortaleza and Salvador, to connect with 20 Brazilian cities on the GOL network.

The tie-up will enable Air Europa to deploy its code on 78 domestic flights and offer passengers travelling from Europe perfect connectivity and a broad range of flights, featuring some of Brazil's most important business cities.

“The synergies generated through this agreement will also translate into greater European tourism traffic to Brazil and give significant advantages to passengers, such as single-ticket purchase and single check-in,” the airline added.

Air Europa has direct flights from Madrid to São Paulo, Salvador and Recife and from the end of December will also fly to Fortaleza, completing its presence in north-eastern Brazil's tourist triangle. UK passengers can connect via twice daily flights from Gatwick.

UK director Colin Stewart said: “The codeshare agreement with GOL illustrates the commitment Air Europa has made to Brazil, where it has operated for more than 20 years, to develop its international growth with greater domestic connectivity.”



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