Ayer American Airlines y Gol emitieron comunicado conjunto confirmando que la estadounidense se mete en la brasileña con el 5% de las acciones, pero en una parte dice que en el futuro harán entre AAdvantage y Smiles el programa más grande de millas de toda la región.
Este es el comunicado en inglés de American
American Airlines and GOL Complete Agreement to Form Exclusive Partnership Offering Increased Customer Benefits
Monday, February 07, 2022, 6:15 AM
FORT WORTH, Texas — Today, American Airlines announced it has signed a definitive investment agreement with GOL, Brazil’s largest airline, deepening the relationship between the two carriers to create the broadest and most rewarding network in the Americas.
Carriers execute investment agreement previously announced in September 2021 to deepen commercial partnership and create the broadest and most rewarding network in the Americas.
Coming soon, American’s AAdvantage® and GOL’s SMILES loyalty programs will create the largest joint frequent flyer program in the Americas with enhanced benefits for customers.
As part of the agreement, American will make a $200 million equity investment in GOL.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Today, American Airlines announced it has signed a definitive investment agreement with GOL, Brazil’s largest airline, deepening the relationship between the two carriers to create the broadest and most rewarding network in the Americas. The combined networks will provide customers with more than 30 destinations in the U.S. served by American and more than 34 new destinations in South America served by GOL.
American has served Latin America since 1942 and offers service to 17 destinations in South America, including Sao Paulo (GRU) and Rio de Janeiro (GIG) in Brazil, from its U.S. hubs in Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Miami (MIA) and New York (JFK). American has flown more than 14 million customers between the U.S. and Brazil in the last 10 years — more than twice as many as any other U.S. carrier. GOL serves 63 destinations in Brazil and is the country’s largest airline.
As part of the investment agreement previously announced last year, American will invest $200 million in 22.2 million newly issued preferred shares of GOL in a capital increase, for a 5.2% participation in the company’s economic interest. The execution of the other agreements described in this press release, and the closing of the equity investment, are subject to certain conditions, including government and regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.
Enhanced Joint Loyalty Offering
The largest network in the Americas will also be the most rewarding for travelers. In 2022, GOL’s SMILES and American’s AAdvantage® loyalty members will gain access to their status benefits on both airlines, such as priority check-in, priority security, priority boarding, a larger checked baggage allowance, lounge access and preferred seats. The two airlines also expect to offer an enhanced joint loyalty offering to give customers more ways to earn and redeem miles.
O sea en la parte final hablan de que en este 2022 tendrán los beneficios cruzados entre las dos… pero que esperan dar en conjunto algo mejorado para ganar y juntar millas
Si recordamos que también American se está metiendo con Jetsmart por lo mismo, queda claro que AADVANTAGE tiene chances de volver a sumar con más bancos argentino o tener alguna chance extra de sumar.