- Chidozie Uzoezie
Virgin Atlantic Expands in Brazil with GOL's Codeshare Deal
Virgin Atlantic and GOL have signed a new codeshare deal which will allow customers to seamlessly connect from Virgin Atlantic’s new London Heathrow – Sao Paulo service onto flights across Brazil.
GOL is the largest domestic carrier in Brazil and will offer connections to 37 destinations across the country, including Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and Recife.
The two airlines plan to expand their codeshare further in the near future with the addition of flights to Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, in addition to a reciprocal frequent flyer programme expected soon.
The new flights from London Heathrow to Sao Paulo and beyond, will go on sale sale on Tuesday 10 September 2019. Virgin Atlantic will fly daily from London Heathrow to Sao Paulo with the inaugural flight on 29 March 2020.
Virgin Atlantic will serve Sao Paulo with a Boeing 787-9 offering the airline's signature Upper Class, Premium and Economy Delight, Classic and Light. The South American service will also be an important route for Virgin Atlantic’s Cargo customers.
Virgin Atlantic’s codeshare will open up a vast array of destinations in the fifth largest country in the world. Leisure favourites include surfer hotspot Florianopolis, the Amazon jungle via Manaus and the pristine coastline of Recife.
For business travellers, popular connections will include; the Brazilian capital Brasilia, world famous Rio de Janeiro and industrial hub Curitiba.
Customers travelling on Virgin Atlantic and GOL can expect an excellent experience including generous baggage allowances, onboard Wi-Fi and inflight entertainment across their fleet.