Turkish Airlines Enters Codeshare and Frequent Flyer Partnership Deal with GOL
Turkish Airlines and GOL Linhas Aéreas, the leading company in the Brazilian market, have announce a Codeshare and FFP (Frequent Flyer Partnership) Agreement.
The codeshare agreement provides that Turkish Airlines passengers from Africa, Asia, Far East and Middle East, can acquire connections with the entire network operated by GOL in the Brazilian territory and to Asuncion, Santiago, Montevideo, Lima destinations in the region.
Currently, Turkish Airlines operates 7 daily flights to GRU Airport, São Paulo's international airport in Guarulhos (GRU).
With the codeshare agreement, passengers of Turkish Airlines will be able to purchase directly through the airline's sales channels, tickets for flights operated by GOL in Brazil.
Besides this codeshare, Turkish Airlines and GOL have reached consensus on launching FFP cooperation as well. TK’s Miles&Smiles and GOL’s SMILES members will gain access to accrual and redemption benefits on both airlines. FFP partnership will initially start with redemption soon, and accrual benefits will be provided afterward.
When approved by the Brazilian authorities, the codeshare agreement between the airlines will allow passengers to enjoy GOL's 60 domestic destinations from São Paulo (GRU).
In the future, the companies will work to expand the agreement to other international destinations operated by GOL. For Brazilians, the Company will offer connections with Turkish Airlines in Istanbul and many other airports around the world.
Soon, the segments will also be able to be computed for accumulation and discharge in Smiles, GOL's loyalty program. Once the system integration is completed, the FFP agreement will bring accrual and redemption advantages to Miles&Smiles and Smiles members.