Air Canada has entered into a codeshare agreement with the GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes of Argentina which will enable the passengers to make more effective and convenient use of the networks of the two carriers. Though the two airlines already have an interline agreement wherein passengers can make a single reservation for flying on both carriers, this agreement will further increase the scope of the travel and benefits for them.
This agreement, when approved by three organizations-Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil, the Canadian Transportation Agency and the Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica, will allow Air Canada code to be added to the Argentine carrier’s tickets. It will also allow for the accrual and redemption of the frequent flyer miles or points on respective programs of the two carriers.
Air Canada currently provides direct passenger service to 64 Canadian, 52 US and 78 cities in rest of the world. The GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes is a low cost carrier of Latin America with presence in 71 destinations. It does not fly long haul since it is a LCC, its international destinations are limited only to Caribbean, South America and the US.