July 10, 2008
VRG Signs Interline Agreement With American Airlines
SAO PAULO, Brazil, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. , the parent company of Brazilian airlines GOL Transportes Aereos S.A. and VRG Linhas Aereas S.A., announces that VRG has signed an Interline Traffic Agreement with U.S.-based American Airlines. Through this partnership, passengers of both airlines can purchase tickets to all destinations, both domestic and international, served by VRG and American Airlines.
The agreement allows the sale of point to point tickets, for VRG's domestic flights in conjunction with American Airlines' international destinations through all sales channels (call centers, ticket offices and travel agents), with the exception of VRG's website. For added convenience, luggage will be checked through to passengers' final destination on connecting international flights. The partnership increases VRG's feeder network by providing additional options for passengers traveling with American Airlines.
American Airlines currently operates direct flights between Brazil and three destinations in the United States -- Miami, Dallas and New York -- departing from Sao Paulo's Guarulhos International Airport, and Rio de Janeiro's Tom Jobim-Galeao International. VRG's customers will now have access to American Airlines' broad route network, including more than 250 destinations in over 40 countries.
Passengers of the North American airline will have added comfort at their disposal as VRG's aircraft are configured with the most legroom in the Brazilian market. Additionally, customers will be offered in-flight service, including meals (based on flight duration). VRG is currently modernizing its domestic fleet; by the end of the year it will be composed exclusively of modern Boeing 737-700 and 737-800 Next Generation aircraft. The Company serves 14 domestic destinations and four international in South America.
Passengers traveling under the SMILES frequent flier program can only accumulate miles on flights operated by VRG.
About GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.
GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. is the parent company of Brazilian airlines GOL Transportes Aereos S.A. and VRG Linhas Aereas S.A. GTA offers over 640 daily flights to 56 destinations connecting the most important cities in Brazil as well as the main destinations in South America. VRG offers over 120 daily flights to 14 destinations in Brazil.
GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.
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