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Gol announces the acceleration of the Boeing 737 MAX fleet renewal

Gol's first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8, delivered on June 27, 2018

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. has announced an acceleration of its fleet renewal and modernization plan and the execution of operating lease agreements for 11 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft with Avolon. 

Result of operational gains and favorable market conditions, Gol has accelerated its fleet renewal and modernization plan with operating leases of 11 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to be received in the second half of 2019. Gol will maintain its capacity discipline, and the decision to accelerate its fleet renewal maintains the flexibility of Gol’s fleet plan. The accelerated fleet renewal will not alter Gol’s planned capacity, as the Company will simultaneously return and/or sell 737 Next Generation (NG) aircraft under operating and finance leases. 

“We acquired the 737 MAX to make Gol’s operations even more efficient and to offer our passengers additional flights aboard new and even more modern and safe aircraft. The 737 MAX exceeds the expected performance on every count,” said Paulo Kakinoff, CEO of Gol. “We’ve been very impressed with the MAX’s superior range, fuel efficiency and reliability. By accelerating our fleet renewal plan to this new technology, we will be able to further reduce our costs and open up more international destinations for our Customers.” 

 

Gol launched operations with the 737 MAX 8 in July 2018 with impressive results. Compared to Gol’s 737-800 NG aircraft, the MAX 8 has decreased fuel consumption on Gol’s routes by approximately 15%. Additionally, the increased range of the 737 MAX 8 has allowed Gol to further diversify its route network and to begin operating flights to North America. In fact, Gol’s new Brasilia-Orlando route is the longest commercial 737 flight in history. 

In addition to the four new international destinations already announced – Miami, Orlando, Quito and Cancun – the additional 737 MAX 8s will allow Gol to launch a new international destination every quarter over the next two years

 

Onboard, Gol’s passengers will also enjoy the greater comfort and convenience provided by the Boeing Sky Interior, which includes: a spacious and welcoming cabin, dynamic LED lighting, and the largest and most accessible overhead bins in the market. The aircraft will also be equipped with Wi-Fi antennas, making it possible for passengers to access Gol’s complete on-board entertainment platform during flights. 

Gol has an order for 135 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to be delivered through 2028 and is currently the largest 737 operator in Latin America and one of the largest in the world. The 737 MAX offers exceptional performance, with lower per-seat costs and an extended range to open new destinations. The 737 MAX incorporates the latest CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets, Boeing Sky Interior, large flight deck displays and other features to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the market.

Top Copyright Photo: Gol Transportes Aereos Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N6046P (PR-XMA) (msn 43986) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 942460.

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Gol renewing fleet with 135 Boeing 737 MAXs, will launch flights to Miami and Orlando

First MAX 8, delivered on June 27, 2018

Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, Brazil’s largest airline, is renewing its fleet with an order of 135 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which are expected to be fully delivered by 2028.

Gol already operates Brazil’s newest and most modern fleet. The delivery of 105 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 30 Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft will maintain this competitive advantage, while enabling the airline to expand its operations with more long-haul flights.

The first three MAX 8 aircraft were delivered to Gol between June and October 2018 and are already operating on commercial flights. The company will add four MAX 8 aircraft to its fleet by the end of 2018, replacing its Next Generation (NG) models.

Gol currently operates 91 Boeing 737-800s and 24 737-700s.

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 was developed by Boeing with the help of Gol’s pilots, engineers and technicians. The new aircraft are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, offering the best operational performance and a range of over 4,000 miles, enabling Gol to fly to new destinations. Among other improvements and innovations, the Boeing 737 MAX 8 also has reduced fuel consumption and lower emissions.

The 737 MAX 10 aircraft will comfortably accommodate 30 additional passengers when compared to the MAX 8 seating configuration, which accommodates up to 186 clients. This increase in passenger numbers will give GOL greater network flexibility and a competitive advantage over long-term costs, as the MAX 10 will have the lowest cost-per-seat of any single-aisle aircraft on the market. It expects to fly the first MAX 10 aircraft in its fleet in 2022.

In other news, the company announced it is launching direct flights from Brazil to U.S. destinations, including Miami and Orlando on November 4, 2018. The routes will be operated by Gol’s new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, which can fly further.

The new routes to Florida will have four daily flight departures from Brasília and Fortaleza in Brazil. GOL’s route network ensures that Customers can make fast and efficient connections to and from a further 30 Latin American destinations.

Gol’s existing partnership with Delta Airlines (NYSE: DAL) will also allow the new flights to Florida to be connected to eight cities served by the North American airline: Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Cincinnati, New York LaGuardia, Detroit, Los Angeles, Indianapolis and Minneapolis.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Gol): Gol Transportes Aereos Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 PR-XMA (msn 43986) GRU (Rodrigo Cozzato). Image: 942795.

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Gol converts 30 current MAX orders to the 737 MAX 10

First MAX 8, delivered on June 27, 2018

Boeing and GOL Linhas Aereas announced today that the Brazilian carrier is adding the newest and largest member of the 737 MAX family with a new contract that converts 30 current MAX orders to the 737 MAX 10.

GOL also placed a new order for 15 more MAX 8 airplanes (above), growing GOL’s total MAX orders to 135. The Brazilian airline says the advanced airplanes will help GOL meet its commitment to further enhance operational efficiency by flying a young, modern and safe fleet.

A 737 MAX 10 will enable GOL to comfortably serve more than 30 additional passengers compared to its 737 MAX 8, which seats up to 186 passengers in the airline’s configuration. The additional capacity will provide GOL greater flexibility and a competitive cost advantage since the MAX 10 will have the lowest cost per seat of any single-aisle airplane in the market.

GOL took delivery of its first 737 MAX airplane last month, kicking off a fleet renewal that will continue through 2028. The all-Boeing operator is set to be the largest MAX operator in Latin America.

The 737 MAX family is designed to offer customers exceptional performance, with lower per-seat costs and an extended range that is opening up new destinations in the single-aisle market. The 737 MAX incorporates the latest CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets, Boeing Sky Interior, large flight deck displays and other features to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Gol): Gol Transportes Aereos Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 PR-XMA (msn 43986) GRU (Rodrigo Cozzato). Image: 942795.

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Gol takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8

Gol's first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8

Gol Linhas Aéreas took delivery of its first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 (PR-XMA) on June 27.

The aircraft ferried via Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood to Brazil on June 28-29.

Top Copyright Photo: Gol Transportes Aereos Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N6046P (PR-XMA) (msn 43986) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 942460.

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Expanded Delta-GOL codeshare connects Florida to Brasilia and Fortaleza

Gol's first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8

Delta Air Lines and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes SA announced four daily nonstop codeshare flights connecting Miami and Orlando with Fortaleza and Brasilia.

“This is the most significant expansion we have done with GOL since last year, when we announced international codeshare in South America, and it is the next step as we grow our alliance partnership,” said Luciano Macagno, Delta’s Managing Director – Latin America and the Caribbean. “Codesharing on these flights shows our commitment to Brazil and to Florida and our desire to offer our customers more access between Northern Brazil and the U.S.”

Customers traveling to Orlando from Brasilia and Fortaleza will be able to connect to six of Delta’s domestic hubs as well as several focus cities, providing access from coast to coast with flights to Los Angeles and New York as well as to Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Salt Lake City and to Delta’s headquarters city, Atlanta.

“We are excited to connect our capital and Fortaleza to the U.S. with Delta as our partner,” said Celso Ferrer—GOL’s Vice President – Planning. “This network expansion enhances a successful alliance focused on providing our customers improved services, more options and the best experience in every step of their journey.”

The Brasilia and Fortaleza hubs provide connectivity to 12 destinations in the interior of Brazil, including Belem (BEL), Belo Horizonte (CNF), Recife (REC), Natal (NAT), Manaus (MAO), Salvador (SSA), Maceió (MCZ), São Luís (SLZ), Cuiaba (CGB), Palmas (PMW), Teresina (THE), and Porto Velho (PVH).

The codeshare schedule of daily flights between Orlando, Miami, Fortaleza and Brasilia is as follows:

Southbound itinerary

Flight Number City Pair Departs Arrives
DL7601 MCO-BSB 9:30 p.m. 8:20 a.m. (next day)
DL7655 MCO-FOR 9:45 p.m. 7:15 a.m. (next day)
DL7749 MIA-BSB 9:45 p.m. 8:20 a.m. (next day)
DL7733 MIA-FOR 10 p.m. 7:15 a.m. (next day)

Northbound itinerary

Flight Number City Pair Departs Arrives
DL7600 BSB-MCO 9:50 a.m. 2:50 p.m.
DL7748 BSB-MIA 9:50 a.m. 2:25 p.m.
DL7654 FOR-MCO 8:35 a.m. 2:25 p.m.
DL7732 FOR-MIA 8:35 a.m. 2:05 p.m.

The route will be serviced with GOL’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft (top). These aircraft feature 186 seats and GOL+Conforto spaces, which have up to 34-inch pitch and up to 50 percent greater seatback recline than a standard economy seat, as well as GOL Premium class on all international flights.

In addition to the codeshare expansion to Brazil, the airlines announced last year their international codeshare in South America, where GOL began offering codeshare flights between Santiago, Chile, to other destinations served through the partnership with Delta, providing customers from both airlines with increased travel options to and from the United States and South America.

Since the alliance between Delta and GOL started nearly seven years ago, the airlines provide access to 99 percent of the destinations in Brazil. Today, the airlines have more than 330 codeshare flights together, to more than 321 destinations in nearly 60 countries. A third of the passengers that fly Delta (from Brazil) to the United States start their travel with GOL. Delta’s capacity to Latin America is up 41 percent versus a decade ago, significantly outpacing competitors, and Delta is the only major U.S. global carrier to fly more flights to Latin America than it did a decade ago.

Top Copyright Photo: Gol Transportes Aereos Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 N6046P (PR-XMA) (msn 43986) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 942460.

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Gol introduces its #VoaCanarinho logo jet

Gol Linhas Aereas has rolled out this Boeing 737-8EH registered PR-GUK (msn 35852) on March 3, 2017. The new logo jet is named #VoaCanarinho because of the yellow canary on the tail.

The airline and Confederação Brasileira de Futebol renewed their partnership for four more years.

#Voacanarinho!

Gol is the official airline of the Brazilian National Football Team.

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Gol orders 15 APB Split Scimitar Winglet sets for its Boeing 737-800s

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Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) (Seattle) has announced Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes Airlines (Gol Transportes Aereos) (Sao Paulo) has ordered Split Scimitar Winglets for 15 of its Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft.

According to APB, “APB’s latest program is the culmination of a five-year design effort using the latest computational fluid dynamic technology to redefine the aerodynamics of the Blended Winglet into an all-new Split Scimitar Winglet. The unique feature of the Split Scimitar Winglet is that it uses the existing Blended Winglet structure, but adds new aerodynamic scimitar tips and a large ventral strake.”

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APB has now developed and certified the Split Scimitar Winglet System for all commercial variants of the Boeing Next-Generation 737, including the: 737-700, 737-800, 737-900, 737-900ER and Boeing Business Jets.

Copyright Photo: Rodrigo Cozzato/AirlinersGallery.com. Gol is already a customer for the original APB Winglets. The airline will now upgrade to the latest design.

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