PRASK Increases 16% in March 2013 and GOL Maintains its Strategy of Reducing Supply
SAO PAULO, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: GOLL4 e NYSE: GOL), (S&P: B, Fitch: B-, Moody's: B3), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, hereby announces its preliminary air traffic figures for March 2013.
PRASK, Yield and Fuel Prices
Net passenger income per available seat-kilometer (PRASK) increased 16% over March 2012*. PRASK increased approximately 12% in 1Q13. GOL's strategy of reducing capacity has been in place for a year and this is the fifth month of consecutive double-digit PRASK increases.
Net yield for the month was up 17% over the same period in 2012*, to between R$21.5 and 22.0 cents. Net yield increased approximately 13% in 1Q13 when compared to 1Q12.
Fuel prices in March were up 11%** year-on-year. In 1Q13, Fuel Prices increased approximately 13% over 1Q12, to between R$2.40 and R$2.45.
(*) 2012 RPK adjusted in accordance with operating data recalculated based on the current DCA Manual. (**) The per-liter fuel price considers total fuel and lubricant expenses divided by period consumption.
Record Number of Passengers
On March 28, the start of the Easter holiday, GOL transported 132,897 passengers, the highest number in a single day since its inception in 2001.
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GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (Bovespa: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, offers around 970 daily flights to 65 destinations in 10 countries in South America, Caribbean and the United States.
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