SAO PAULO, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), Latin America's largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, began selling tickets for a new destination in its domestic route network – the city of Bauru, in the west of Sao Paulo state. There will be five flights per week from Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo city, beginning on February 1, 2010.
"We are launching regular operations in Bauru in the wake of our success in Presidente Prudente (SP), a destination that handled around 50 passengers a day before GOL moved in and now generates more than 200 tickets per day," explained Constantino de Oliveira Junior, GOL's CEO. "We expect the same GOL effect at this new destination, the 50th in our domestic network."
The new flight leaves Congonhas at 11:30am and arrives at the Moussa Nakhl Tobias State Airport in Bauru at 12:25pm. The reverse flight leaves Bauru at 1:30pm and arrives in Congonhas at 2:22pm.
Bauru is the biggest city in western Sao Paulo and one of the state's leading economic centers, with a GDP of R$ 5.3 billion. It is 345 km from Sao Paulo city and has a population of around 359,500 people. The new route to Congonghas will benefit clients from the entire surrounding region by connecting them immediately with the country's main business markets, including Belo Horizonte (Confins), Brasilia, Curitiba, Florianopolis, Navegantes, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, among others.
The table below contains more details of the new operation:
Fares as of:
Sao Paulo (Congonhas)
Sao Paulo (Congonhas)
* Brasilia time
** The rules governing fares are available on GOL's site (www.voegol.com).
About GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A
GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and Bovespa: GOLL4), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, offers around 800 daily flights to 50 destinations that connect all the important cities in Brazil and ten major destinations in South America and Caribbean. The Company operates a young, modern fleet of Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft, the safest and most comfortable of its class, with high aircraft utilization and efficiency levels. Fully committed to seeking innovative solutions through the use of cutting-edge technology, the Company - via its GOL, VARIG, GOLLOG, SMILES and VOE FÁCIL brands - offers its clients easy payment facilities, a wide range of complementary services and the best cost-benefit ratio in the market.
This release contains forward-looking statements relating to the prospects of the business, estimates for operating and financial results, and those related to growth prospects of GOL. These are merely projections and, as such, are based exclusively on the expectations of GOL's management concerning the future of the business and its continued access to capital to fund the Company's business plan. Such forward-looking statements depend, substantially, on changes in market conditions, government regulations, competitive pressures, the performance of the Brazilian economy and the industry, among other factors and risks disclosed in GOL's filed disclosure documents and are, therefore, subject to change without prior notice.
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