Brazilian Airline Gol Zooms Up with 70% More Passengers

Brazil's airline company Gol in January increased the number of passengers it transported by 70% when compared to January 2006. The occupation rate was 77%.

Also when compared with January 2006, domestic passenger traffic increased 61%. International passenger traffic increased 174%. The occupation rate in these flights was 68%.

The information was provided by the company's press office, which also informed that the average ticket price went down 15% in the last year. When compared to last December, however. ticket had a 1% hike.

Recently it was also disclosed that Gol's cargo service, Gollog, registered last year a 51% increase in the volume of cargo transported, which rose to 41,200 tons. Gross revenues were 60% greater, at US$ 59 million.

It is in the bellies of the 65 aircraft in operation that the cargo is transported. Gollog has two of its own bases, both in the southeastern Brazilian state of São Paulo, one in Congonhas, and the other at Cumbica International Airport, in Guarulhos, in which 95 collaborators work. Apart from that, the organization counts on 42 franchise units and a fleet of 100 vehicles for the collection and delivery services.

In Brazil, Gollog currently runs services from 44 bases in different cities and states. Abroad, there are five: Buenos Aires, Córdoba and Rosário, in Argentina, Assunción, in Paraguay, and Santiago, in Chile.

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