The airlines already offer reciprocal access to their lounges, including more than 50 of Delta’s award-winning Delta Sky Club lounges in 35 airports worldwide and Aerolineas Argentinas’ Salon Condor at the Ministro Pistarini International Airport in Buenos Aires.
Delta and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes of Brazil have committed to an agreement for a long-term exclusive commercial alliance. Under the agreement, Delta and GOL, which has a 40 percent market share in Brazil, will expand cooperation to benefit from each other’s strengths and further link Delta’s expansive network with one of Brazil’s largest and most successful airlines. As part of the agreement, Delta will invest $100 million in GOL and will have a seat on the GOL board of directors.
Delta is now selling service on 56 GOL flights between Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia and 15 Brazilian destinations: Belem, Belo Horizonte, Cuiaba, Curitiba, Florianopolis, Fortaleza, Goiania, Iguassu Falls, Joao Pessoa, Navegantes, Porto Alegre, Recife, Salvador, Teresina and Vitoria.
“Delta continues to grow its network in Latin America thanks to strong and visionary partners like GOL, allowing our customers to enjoy a seamless travel experience and an expanded network throughout Brazil,” said Ferri.
Delta currently offers 35 nonstop weekly flights between the United States and Brazil, including service between Atlanta and Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia; between New York-JFK and Sao Paulo; and between Detroit and Sao Paulo.
The airlines also have a reciprocal frequent flyer agreement which allows customers from Delta’s SkyMiles and GOL’s SMILES programs to earn and redeem miles for flights.
Working to become the best airline in Latin America
With its extensive route network, improved services, facilities, products and partnerships, Delta’s vision for growing in Latin America and the Caribbean is squarely on target. The airline is rightly positioned and doggedly determined to become the best U.S. carrier in the region.