Not long ago, Emirates signed a Codeshare partnership agreement with LATAM Airlines giving travellers from the region better connectivity from Brazil. Now South African Airways has signed codeshare and frequent flyer agreements with Brazilian airline Gol - Linhas Aéreas (GOL) giving travellers from Brazil the opportunity to enjoy direct flights from Sao Paulo to South Africa and connect onwards to East Africa.
SAA acting Chief Executive Officer Zuks Ramasia said the airline is pleased with the agreement which is of strategic importance.
"We are extremely pleased with this agreement which comes at an opportune time and gives strategic impetus to our strategy of growing partnerships globally to offer our customers more travel options. It is an important step in the execution of our strategy and gives our customers, through our direct flights to Sao Paulo, a number of further travel options to explore Brazil," said Ramasia.
Ramasia said the mutually beneficial agreement will offer GOL customers the chance to explore the riches of Africa.
Source: All Africa