Gol and Royal Air Maroc enter into partnership
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 S?o Paulo and Casablanca airports. According to Gol's statement, tickets may be purchased via official websites, physical stores, service centres and travel agencies.
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 S?o 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. ■