Agreement allows clients from one company to book tickets via the other. In flights with layovers in São Paulo and Casablanca, travellers will not need to recheck their luggage.
São Paulo – Airlines Gol, from Brazil, and Royal Air Maroc (RAM), from Morocco, signed an interline agreement last Monday (25th). According to statements released by both airlines, Royal Air Maroc customers will be able to purchase tickets for routes operated by Gol and vice versa.
“Passengers in São Paulo will be able to travel to Casablanca and vice versa, and from these to any city in the continent, like Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, Caracas, Montevideo, Lima, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Bogota, Cancún…,” according to the statement. “Arab airline’s Conversely, RAM and Gol passengers departing from Brazil will be able to benefit from the network served by Royal Air Maroc to reach 80 international destinations across Africa, Europe and the Middle East through the hub in Casablanca,” according to the document.
According to the airlines’ statements, the agreement is already in effect and passengers of either airline buying tickets to destinations flown by its counterpart will not be required to recheck their luggage at the São Paulo and Casablanca airports. According to Gol’s statement, tickets may be purchased via official websites, physical stores, service centres and travel agencies.
Flights in Brazil
Royal Air Maroc flew to Rio de Janeiro up until the early 1990s, when it ceased to operate in Brazil. The airline returned in December 2013, this time with flights between São Paulo and Casablanca, flown by Boeing 767-300 model aircraft. Gol, in turn, serves 52 destinations in Brazil and 15 international ones, in cities in South, Central and North America.
This is Gol’s third agreement with an Arab airline. Since January 2011, Gol and Qatar Airways have sustained an agreement. Last year, Gol and Etihad entered into a similar agreement to the one signed with RAM. The partnership with Etihad was extended in July this year.
Royal Air Maroc has stated that this is the airline’s first agreement in South America. RAM’s latest partnership in the Americas was entered into with Canada’s Westjet.
*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum
Source: Arab Brazilian News Agency