GOL airline, the Sao Paulo, Brazil-based low-cost, low-fare carrier, has signed a Limited Connect distribution agreement with global travel technology provider Worldspan. The agreement enables GOL to expand its reach to travel buyers worldwide through Worldspan’s multi-channel travel distribution network. GOL’s comprehensive schedules, availability, low fares and booking capabilities will be available to all Worldspan travel agency, corporate and online points of sale worldwide.
“GOL seeks every opportunity to grow its business and Worldspan is an important, complementary channel to distribute our flights through travel agencies,” said Wilson Maciel Ramos, vice president of Planning and Information Technology for GOL. “Worldspan is a valued distribution partner that supports our mission to provide travel buyers convenient, accurate and reliable access to our flights and low fares, and the most efficient booking capabilities.”
“GOL has joined the growing list of low-cost carriers in recognizing the value of distributing through Worldspan,” said Kevin Ficco, Worldspan vice president – Airline Distribution and Business Development. “We welcome GOL as our newest airline customer and look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship,”
GOL Transportes Aereos commenced operations in 2001 as Brazil’s first low- cost airline. The airline today serves 50 destinations with 47 single-class Boeing 737 aircraft, providing frequent service on routes between all of Brazil’s major cities, and to South American international destinations in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. GOL plans to expand its service with a long-term goal of bringing affordable air travel to all significant South American destinations. Already the largest operator of Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft in Latin America, GOL has purchase orders with The Boeing Company for 67 737-800 Next Generation aircraft.