Posted on: 10 September 2010 by Ross McSweeny
GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes has entered into a commercial agreement with NOAR Linhas Aéreas, a new Brazilian regional carrier, to sell the latter’s tickets in all its sales channels.
Currently, NOAR operates flights from Monday to Friday between Recife and Caruaru; Recife and Aracaju, with a stop in Maceió; Recife and Natal, with a stop in João Pessoa; and flights to Aracaju with a stop in Maceió during the weekends. In addition to including Caruaru in its route network, GOL will offer new direct flights between destinations in northeast Brazil.
GOL passengers connecting up with NOAR flights will only need to check-in once and their luggage will go directly to the final destination.
Based in Recife, NOAR Linhas Aéreas began operations on 14 June this year, with the aim of providing flights between the state capitals of northeast Brazil and the large urban centres in the interior of the region. The company operates two LET-410 turboprops carrying up to 19 passengers.
“This is a strategic agreement for GOL, since it expands the regional penetration of its route network”, explained Cláudia Pagnano, the company’s market vice-president. “To begin with, we are offering our customers flights to Caruaru, the most populous city in the interior of Pernambuco state”.
The routes included will be available in all of GOL’s sales channels, and tickets can be purchased up to two days prior to the flight date. The agreement does not include the accumulation of SMILES mileage on NOAR flights.