SAO PAULO, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (BM&FBovespa: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL) (S&P: B, Fitch: B-, Moody's: B3), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, in line with its expansion of the codeshare with Delta, announces that flights between Sao Paulo/Guarulhos and New York and Detroit operated by Delta Air Lines are now available for purchase on the sales channels of GOL. Customers can now purchase Delta flights on those routes at GOL's website ( www.voegol.com), Voe GOL stores, GOL's call center and travel agents.
It is the second expansion of a codeshare agreement between GOL and Delta, which together already offer flights to around 380 destinations in more than 62 countries.
"We do everything we can to provide our clients with increasingly convenient flights and flight times through a simple purchasing process that includes Delta's destinations. The expansion of the codeshare agreement with our partner underlines our continuous commitment to our clients," declared Eduardo Bernardes, GOL's Sales Officer.
The agreement also will allow business customers from major companies to have a single contract for service on both carriers and an executive dedicated to facilitating negotiations at both airlines' destinations."This new joint initiative strengthens the partnership between the two companies and allows us to offer our customers an even better experience starting from the moment they purchase their tickets," said Nicolas Ferri, Delta´s Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean. SMILES and SkyMiles clients can accumulate and redeem miles. Diamante clients of GOL's relationship program, SMILES, will be able to take advantage of priority check in and boarding on Delta flights, and will have access to the Delta Sky Clubs in Atlanta, New York (JFK) and Detroit. Similarly, Delta's Diamond, Platinum and Gold Elite members will be entitled to the same benefits as Diamante clients on GOL flights and will have access to the company's VIP rooms in Sao Paulo's Guarulhos International Airport and Rio de Janeiro's Galeao International Airport.