GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes, Latin America's largest low-cost and low-fare airline, has adopted Travelport's Interline E-ticket Interchange, a technological platform which facilitates the control and operational functioning of its airline agreements. Additionally, the company extended its agreements with the main global distribution systems (GDS): Sabre, Amadeus and Travelport.
The technology used by Travelport's Interline E-ticket Interchange allows the airline to issue tickets globally, even if the partner airline employs the traditional e-ticket model. Another product from this technology provider, ETDBase, allows GOL to build a latest-generation e-ticket database, allowing it to store and control e-tickets issued by its partners. Sales of itineraries comprising GOL flights only retain the current ticketless model, one of the company's low-cost management pillars.
"With this technological products, the company has the advantages of additional sales channels, through airline alliances, while at the same time allowing us to retain efficient cost controls," explained Marcelo Bento Ribeiro, GOL's head of yield management and alliances.
GOL has five ongoing codeshare agreements— AirFrance/KLM, American Airlines, Iberia, Aeromexico and Copa Airlines— and 60 interline agreements. These strategic partnerships will account for an increasing share of our ticket sales," added Ribeiro.