Qatar Airways is expanding its presence across
Brazil following a codeshare agreement signed with one of the
country’s largest airlines, GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes.
the agreement, Qatar Airways will add its QR airline code to GOL
flights between Sao Paulo and 47 Brazilian destinations. Qatar
Airways currently operates daily non-stop scheduled services
between its Doha hub and Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo.
Codeshare 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 (Galeão and Santos Dumont airports).
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.
Qatar Airways’ own network will be able to seamlessly connect to
and from any one of the 47 designated Brazilian cities via Sao
Whether flying to or from Qatar Airways’ network
points such as Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka, Singapore, Beijing, Delhi,
Muscat or Dubai, the QR flight code is applied on the entire
In compliance with standard regulation requirements in
Brazil, both airlines have filed a joint application with Brazil’s
National Civil Aviation Agency and Brazilian Antitrust Agency,
seeking approval for the agreement. As such, a date for the codeshare
implementation has yet to be determined.
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.
“Six months ago,
Qatar Airways made an historic entry into South America with
non-stop flights to Sao Paulo from Doha and, in doing so, opened
up many opportunities for passengers wanting to fly from across
our extensive network to Brazil,” Qatar Airways Chief Executive
Officer Akbar Al Baker. “Today, we are delighted
to extend our reach even further across Brazil, South America’s
largest country through this exciting partnership with GOL and
provide passengers with seamless travel options.”
Airways operates its flagship Boeing 777-200 Long Range aircraft
between Doha and Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport, with a
capacity of 42 seats in Business Class and 217 in Economy.
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