Etihad, Brazil carrier ink eticket deal
Abu Dhabi, November 1, 2013
Etihad Airways and Brazil’s low cost airline Gol Intelligent Airlines have implemented an Interline e-ticket functionality that will provide new seamless booking and ticketing opportunities for both airlines’ passengers.
Effective immediately, passengers can book a single combined ticket for Etihad Airways and Gol flights through the Etihad Airways offices and call centres or through any travel agency.
Etihad Airways guests will now have access to Gol’s extensive network serving 51 destinations throughout Brazil and 12 international destinations across South America, the Caribbean and Florida.
Kevin Knight, Etihad Airways’ chief strategy and planning officer, said: “Brazil is a growing market for Etihad Airways with many exciting opportunities on the horizon. This collaboration with Gol Intelligent Airlines will allow us to offer our guests even more connections and flexible travel options.
“Our guests will now be able to enjoy easy and convenient connections through São Paulo to destinations throughout Brazil including Rio De Janeiro, Salvador and Brasilia.”
Etihad Airways launched flights to São Paulo, its first destination in South America last June, offering 3,360 seats per week between Abu Dhabi and São Paulo. – TradeArabia News Service