Gol Transportes Aéreos History
GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A or also known as GOL Intelligent Airlines S.A. is a Brazilian low-cost carrier based in Rio de Janeiro. As per the statistics released by the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC), between January and December 2018, GOL had a total of 35.7% of the domestic and 9.6% of the international market shares concerning the passengers per kilometer flown. Having said so, it became the largest domestic and third-largest international airline in Brazil. GOL’s competes not only in Brazil but also in the other South American countries namely Chilean LATAM Airlines Group, Brazilian Azul and Colombia-based Avianca Holdings S.A. Aside from that, it also owns the brand Varig that is founded in 2006.
On March 28, 2007, GOL officially purchased some parts of the assets of VRG Linhas Aéreas. During that time, the informally known old Varig was under bankruptcy protection. Moving forward in 2009, GOL was merged into VRG Linhas Aéreas, doing such merging, it became an airline that operates two brands namely GOL and Varig though flights are mainly operated under GOL flight numbers.
On July 9, 2011, the owner of Gol and Varig, which is VRG Linhas Aéreas announced its intention to fully acquire the WebJet Linhas Aéreas. The contract was signed on August 2, 2011, and received its final approval on October 10, 2012. The integration with regards to its services started on October 17, 2012, as the sales requested via Webjet’s web-portal started to be redirected to GOL’s site. However, Webjet shortly ceased to operate and all its services were transferred to GOL.
GOL continues to grow its operations not only domestically but also in the international scene. You can find its main hubs in São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport and Tancredo Neves International Airport. GOL also has focus operations specifically at Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, Salgado Filho International Airport in Porto Alegre. The company name comes from the English word goal from Association football, a borrowed Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish word.
Gol Transportes Aéreos Current Fleet
The fleet of GOL is consists of Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 737 MAX 8, and Boeing 737 MAX 10. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 has 180 seats used for international services and those aircraft with 186 are being used for domestic services. In total, there are 126 aircraft in service.
Gol Transportes Aéreos Codeshare Agreements and Destinations
GOL has codeshare agreements with Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, Copa Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Qatar Airways, and TAP Air Portugal.
GOL’s operates not only in Brazil but also in Argentina, Aruba, Barbados, Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Curaçao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, and United States.
As you fly with GOL to those specified destinations, you can make use of flightstatus24. It is one of the popular tracking systems enables the user to have access with regards to their flight and airport information in real-time. By using this, you’ll be able to be aware of specific details concerning the aircraft like speed, altitude, arrival and departure times, cancellations and even flight delays.