A Codeshare agreement allows a flight operated by an airline to have many different flight numbers, for each passenger who will fly on the partner airlines. This way, clients can travel normally as if they were on their preferred airline’s flight, but may actually be flying on an airplane belonging to another company, on Codeshare.
Since 2005, GOL has maintained a Codeshare agreement with Copa Airlines (Panama). In April 2009, GOL signed a commercial agreement with the Air France/KLM group, which includes a Codeshare partnership and integration between the Smiles (GOL) and Flying Blue (Air France/KLM) mileage programs.
In 2010, it was time to announce a similar agreement with Delta Air Lines, which allowed GOL to extend its network to 350 destinations in 70 countries, on six continents. The partnership also includes mileage accrual and redeeming in the Smiles and SkyMiles programs. In January 2011, GOL signed a Codeshare and frequent flyer deal with Qatar Airways, from the State of Qatar.
The year 2013 saw GOL sign a contract with Alitalia, an airline that operates over 14 weekly flights from Rome to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, also integrating the MilleMiglia relationship program with our own.
In May 2011, GOL signed a Codeshare agreement with Aerolineas Argentinas. Together, both companies fly to over 119 domestic and international destinations. Additionally, the agreement includes the benefits offered by the GOL and Aerolineas Argentinas frequent flyer programs: Smiles and Aerolineas Plus, respectively.
And in August of that year, it was time to sign with Aeromexico, the largest Mexican airline. In addition to the partnership with the Club Premier mileage program, the company operates at the most important destinations in the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.
In September 2014 and November 2014, GOL set up a Codeshare agreement with Etihad and TAP, respectively. The agreement also includes the Smiles mileage program, as well as the mileage programs of Etihad and TAP.
In January 2015, GOL signed an agreement with Korean Air, an airline that flew 23 million passengers in 2013. Today, Korean Air flies to 45 countries and has partnerships with 29 airlines at 188 destinations around the world. The agreement includes integrating Smiles and SKYPASS, the Korean airline’s loyalty program.
In March 2015, GOL announced it was forming a new partnership with Air Canada, Canada’s largest airline and a member of the Star Alliance. The airline serves approximately 35 million passengers each year and flies to over 175 destinations on five continents.