The Franco-Dutch airline group and the Brazilian company have signed an agreement renewing their partnership for ten more years. The initial agreement was concluded in 2014 and was already renewed in 2019.
Air France-KLM and GOL Linhas Aéreas signed an agreement on October 25 renewing their commercial partnership for ten years. Initially established in 2014 for a period of 5 years, this partnership has already been renewed once in 2019. It covers more than 99% of demand between Brazil and Europe. Today, one in five passengers traveling to Brazil on Air France or KLM continues their journey on a connecting flight operated by GOL. In total, more than two million passengers have benefited from this partnership since its launch.
New partnership destinations in Latin America
As part of the renewal of the partnership, passengers will benefit from an optimized network between Europe and Brazil, covering more than 80 European destinations, 45 destinations in Brazil, and soon, new destinations in Latin America. The agreement also provides for the expansion of codeshare agreements, the strengthening of joint commercial actions as well as better benefits for passengers through the Flying Blue loyalty programs of Air France-KLM and SMILES of GOL.
38 weekly flights to Brazil from Paris and Amsterdam
As a reminder, Air France and KLM passengers can make connections on GOL via São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza. GOL passengers also have access to the Air France and KLM global network beyond the Paris CDG and Amsterdam hubs. During the 2023-2024 winter season, Air France will operate 24 weekly flights to Brazil (two daily flights to Sao Paulo, one daily flight to Rio de Janeiro and three weekly flights to Fortaleza) and KLM, 14 weekly flights (one flight daily to São Paulo and a daily flight to Rio de Janeiro).
The strengthened collaboration between Air France-KLM and GOL will also result in an extension of the maintenance activities provided to GOL by AFI-KLM E&M, with support for the Brazilian company’s CFM56 and LEAP engines.