SAO PAULO, Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), (S&P: B, Fitch: B+, Moody's: B3), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, announces the preliminary air traffic figures for the month of December 2012.
During the month of December, GOL continued with its strategy of streamlining supply in the domestic market. The closing of Webjet's operations, at the end of November, contributed to a 21.0% decrease in supply on the domestic market. GOL is focused on accelerating the resumption of its positive operating margins and it has shown a 5.4% reduction in domestic supply, year over year, approximately 1 p.p. above the forecast announced for 2012. As such, the Company is reaffirming its commitment to the rational addition of supply to the domestic market.
The domestic market's load factor was up 2.9 p.p. from December 2011, reaching 72.7% for the period. Due to the reduced supply cited above, demand for the period dropped 13.9% from the previous year.
The international supply for the month of December increased 13.9% over the same period last year, mainly due to the approximately 50% increase in international charter operations seeking to meet the additional international demand for the high season and the new daily operations to Santo Domingo and Miami, which began in December 2012.
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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 900 daily flights to 65 destinations in 10 countries in South America, Caribbean and the United States.
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