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Gol to enter the Sao Paulo (Viracopos) – Rio de Janeiro (Santos Dumont) market

Gol Transportes Aereos (Sao Paulo) is entering the competitive Sao Paulo (Viracopos) (Viracopos is the home of Azul) – Rio de Janeiro (Santo Dumont) market on July 18 per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Christian Volpati/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8EH PR-GGB (msn 35064) prepares to takeoff from the downtown Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro.

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American Airlines launches a code-share agreement with TAM Linhas Aereas, will launch new routes to Brazil

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) has announced the launch of a new code-share agreement with TAM Linhas Aereas (TAM Airlines) (Sao Paulo), increasing American’s network connectivity in Brazil and further enhancing its relationship with LATAM Airlines Group. Customers can begin booking tickets on code-share flights for travel starting on August 22.

Through the agreement, the two airlines will code-share on each other’s flights between the United States and Brazil. American’s customers will also have access to TAM flights from Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo to eight additional destinations throughout Brazil, including Fortaleza, Natal and Vitoria, and TAM’s customers will also have access to American flights from Miami, New York and Orlando, to 25 cities in the U.S., including Atlanta, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

The improved access provided through the relationship will also complement American’s new Brazilian service to Curitiba (CWB) and Porto Alegre (POA) from Miami, pending government approval, and Sao Paulo (GRU) from Los Angeles, all of which will be available for booking on August 18. The new service from Miami to Curitiba and Porto Alegre will launch on November 21 and the service from Los Angeles to Sao Paulo will launch on December 16. With the additional routes, American will serve nine destinations in Brazil.

TAM, which plans to join the oneworld® alliance in 2014, is a member of the LATAM Airlines Group. LATAM operates nearly 1,500 daily flights to 144 destinations in 27 countries.

Top Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. American’s Boeing 737-823 N980AN (msn 33203) approaches Los Angeles International Airport for landing.

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TAM: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Bernardo Andrade/AirlinersGallery.com. TAM’s Airbus A319-132 PR-MAN (msn 1831) prepares to land at the downtown Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro.

Gol files a new request to operate regular scheduled flights to the United States

Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (Gol Transportes Aereos) (Sao Paulo) has announced that it has submitted to the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) a formal request to operate regular flights in routes connecting Brazil to the United States, with one stop in Santo Domingo. These flights will be operated by Next Generation Boeing 737 aircraft.

They are expected to begin at the end of the year. If approved, the plan will consist of two daily flights between Brazil and the United States with a stop in Santo Domingo. One flight will depart from São Paulo (Guarulhos International Airport) and the other from Rio de Janeiro (Galeão International Airport). The flights will arrive in Santo Domingo (Las Americas Airport), where passengers will be transferred to flights to their final destinations, Orlando and Miami.

Gol is awaiting all the necessary authorizations before disclosing any details about the new operation, including information about fares, services and products.

Copyright Photo: Bernardo Andrade. Boeing 737-8EH PR-GTY (msn 34273) prepares to taxi to the runway at Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro.

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Gol orders 60 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes (Gol Transportes Aereos) (Sao Paulo) has placed an order for 60 737 MAX airplanes with Boeing. Gol plans to use the new super-efficient 737 MAX to increase operational efficiency and reduce costs.

The order is valued at approximately $6 billion at published list prices making it the largest order in GOL’s 12-year history and the largest airplane order from a single airline in South America’s aviation history.

Equipped with new LEAP-1B engines from CFM International and improvements such as the Advanced Technology winglet, the 737 MAX reduces fuel burn and CO2 emissions by 13 percent and maintains the 8 percent operating cost advantage over future competition. This order puts the 737 MAX at 724 firm orders to date.

In just more than 11 years, Gol has established itself as one of the fastest growing low-cost, low-fare airlines in the world. Gol currently offers approximately 810 daily flights to 63 destinations in Brazil and 12 in South America and the Caribbean.

Copyright Photo: Marcelo F. De Biasi. The new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will supplement and eventually replace the current Boeing 737-700 and 737-800 fleet. 737-8EH PR-GUA (msn 37601) climbs majestically away from downtown Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro.

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Gol to drop Santiago, Chile on October 3

Gol Transportes Aereos (Sao Paulo) will drop all service to Santiago, Chile on October 3, 2012 due to declining traffic.

Copyright Photo: Marcelo F. De Biasi. This dramatic view shows Boeing 737-76N launching from scenic downtown Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro. 

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TRIP Linhas Aereas orders two Embraer ERJ 190s

TRIP Linhas Aéreas (Sao Paulo-Viracopos) announced the closing of a contract for the acquisition of two 106-seat Embraer ERJ 190 jets at the 47th Farnborough International Air Show for delivery in the second quarter of 2011.

TRIP currently operates six 86-seat Embraer ERJ 175 jets.

Copyright Photo: AirSpeed. One of the current TRIP Linhas Aereas Embraer ERJ 170-200LRs (ERJ 175) is this PP-PJD (msn 17000017) preparing for takeoff at Rio de Janeiro (Santos Dumont).