Virgin Atlantic announces date of first flight to São Paulo, launches codeshare with GOL

Sep 4, 2019

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Virgin Atlantic has confirmed the date of its first flight so São Paulo to be on 29 March 2020, operated by one of the carrier’s Boeing’s 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Seats will go on sale from Tuesday 10 September.

The launch marks the airline’s first ever route to South America, expanding its network and providing an exciting new destination for passengers. The airline has also announced that it has established a codeshare agreement with Brazil’s biggest domestic airline, GOL.

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(Photo courtesy of Virgin Atlantic)

The codeshare will enable passengers to book tickets to 37 destinations across Brazil — via a connection in São Paulo with Virgin — such as Brasília (BSB), Fortaleza (FOR), Recife (REC) and Rio de Janeiro (GIG/SDU). When you book an itinerary including an onward connection with GOL, you’ll get the same baggage allowance and your checked luggage will be ticketed through to your final destination.

Better still, the two carriers are planning on implementing the ability to earn and spend miles across both airlines in the future.

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