Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A., Brazil’s low-fare, low-cost airline, yesterday announced that it has signed a contract with Boeing to exercise four more purchase options for 737-800 Next Generation aircraft.
This will increase the number of firm orders to a total of 30 aircraft, which will be delivered between 2006 and 2010. Gol will receive six new aircraft 737-800 NG in 2006, 13 in 2007, seven in 2008 and four in 2009.
Gol is one of the most profitable and fastest-growing airlines in the industry worldwide. Gol operates a simplified fleet of 29 Boeing 737s with a single-class of service. Gol has one of the youngest and most modern fleets in the industry with low maintenance, fuel and training costs, and high aircraft utilization and efficiency ratios.
In addition, safe and reliable services, which stimulate Gol’s brand recognition and customer satisfaction, allow Gol, according to the company, to have the best cost-benefit service in the market.
They currently offer service to 39 major business and travel destinations in Brazil and Argentina. In 2005, the airline plans to grow by increasing frequencies in existing markets and adding service to additional markets in both Brazil and other South American travel destinations.
Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.