The alliance between the carriers Gol, Avianca and Aerolíneas Argentinas is beginning to bear fruit. The Brazilian airline announced the start of sales of airline tickets for the flight between São Paulo (Guarulhos) and Bogotá (El Dorado), which will debut on March 31, 2024.
The frequency will depart from São Paulo at 11:35 pm and arrive at 3:50 am the following day. The return takes place at 11:55 pm, landing in Guarulhos at 8:20 am local time. Initially there will be four flights per week, but the plan is to make it daily from July.
The flights will be operated with the Boeing 737 MAX 8, its most modern aircraft and which has the Premium Economy class, with more legroom and seat recline. In addition, there is blocking of the middle seat and benefits in terms of miles, baggage allowance and meals.
Flight between Colombia and Argentina
Furthermore, Gol confirmed the direct flight between Buenos Aires and Bogotá. The frequency will debut in April next year, initially with four weekly flights, but plans to make it daily in July.
With Bogotá, Gol will start flying to 13 cities outside Brazil: Asunción, Buenos Aires (Aeroparque and Ezeiza), Córdoba, Mendoza, Montevideo, Orlando, Paramaribo, Punta Cana, Miami, Rosário and Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
“This strategy will allow the main local players, with their distinct advantages developed in Brazil, Colombia and Argentina, to serve business and leisure customers who are looking for modern aircraft, affordable tickets and a complete network of connections in each of these cities,” said Mateus Pongeluppi, Chief Strategy Officer at Gol
Gol’s new routes are one of the actions launched after the formation of Abra, a large group of South American airlines that came together to compete against LATAM, the largest carrier on the continent.
Gol and Avianca have a very strong bond since the two became controlled by the Abra group, with an exchange of shares between their shareholders.
Aerolíneas Argentinas, in turn, has been a partner of Gol for some time and announced an agreement with Abra to expand their joint operations. As it is a state-owned company, however, the Argentine airline remains independent.