MIDDLE EAST: Brazilian carrier and Emirates cooperate

GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.,the parent company of Brazilian airlines GOL Transportes Aereos S.A. (GTA) and VRG Linhas Aereas S.A. (VRG), announced last week that its cargo transport unit, Gollog, has signed apartnership with Emirates SkyCargo. Under the agreement, Gollog will use GTA and VRG aircraft to transport cargo originating in any of the 59 […]


GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.,the parent company of Brazilian airlines GOL Transportes Aereos S.A. (GTA) and VRG Linhas Aereas S.A. (VRG), announced last week that its cargo transport unit, Gollog, has signed apartnership with Emirates SkyCargo.

Under the agreement, Gollog will use GTA and VRG aircraft to transport cargo originating in any of the 59 pointsin Brazil and the rest of South America served by either airline and deliver it to Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo. Upon arrival at Guarulhos,the cargo would be transferred to an Emirates’ aircraft destined for Dubai.

From that United Arab Emirates hub,Emirates would then distribute the cargo to one of its more than 101 destinations in 62 countries, for onward delivery to final destination.

The agreement works similarly in the opposite direction with cargo shipped to Sao Paulo via Emirates SkyCargo transferred to GTA and VRG aircraft and transported to its final destination through GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes’ domestic and international route network.

“By working together, we hope to increase the commercial relations between South America, the Middle East and Asia, which will also benefit exports,”said Tarcisio Gargioni, GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes’ vice-president, marketing and services.

Emirates SkyCargo operates seven weekly frequencies between Sao Paulo and Dubai. According to the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, Brazilian exports transported by air to Arab countries have increased approximately 60 per cent since the company entered the market, increasing from 2,200 to 3,400 tonnes.