Gol-Delta Agreement Promises Easier Flights for US and Brazil

Delta Airline jet Brazilian airline Gol announced that it has entered into a baggage and ticketing agreement with US Delta Air Lines allowing for faster and more convenient connections between the two airlines.

Effective July 1, 2007, the agreement provides Delta's passengers with easier connections through São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro to any of Gol's 58 destinations in Brazil as well as to Buenos Aires, Cordoba and Rosario, Argentina; Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia; Santiago, Chile; Asuncion, Paraguay; Lima, Peru; and; Montevideo, Uruguay.

"We are very pleased to partner with Delta, one of the world's largest airlines, and open up new markets for both companies. Delta's passengers will now be able to enjoy the unique combination of Gol's low-fares and high quality service that has proven successful across South America," says Tarcí­sio Gargioni, Gol's Vice-President of Marketing and Services.

"This agreement effectively expands Delta's destinations by making it easier for Delta passengers to enjoy travel to Gol's area of service," said Christophe Didier, Delta's Vice President of Sales for Latin America and the Caribbean.

A portion of travel for some itineraries may be operated by the Delta Connection carriers:  Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Chautauqua, Comair, Freedom Airlines, Shuttle America, and SkyWest.

Gol (GLAI) is the parent company of low-cost airlines Gol Transportes Aéreos S.A. ("GTA," which operates the Gol brand) and VRG Linhas Aéreas S.A. ("VRG," which operates the Varig brand).

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