SAO PAULO, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (BM&FBovespa: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL) (S&P/Fitch: BB-/BB-, Moody's: Ba3), the largest low-fare and low-cost airline in Latin America, began selling tickets today to its newest domestic destination: Montes Claros, in the state of Minas Gerais. Scheduled flights, already authorized by the National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac) and other authorities, will begin as of November 1, 2010, flying out of Belo Horizonte/Confins.
The table below contains details of the new operation:
Montes Claros is the largest and most important city in the North of Minas Gerais State. Its surrounding area has a population of around two million and houses several large industries in addition to a diversified retail market. It also has a highly developed agricultural sector and an important national university center.
Despite having Brazil's second largest road intersection, the Montes Claros region is far from the country's other major centers and suffers from a lack of air transport options. In addition to shortening travel time and increasing comfort, GOL's new route will offer clients from the entire region the possibility of immediate connections in Confins to Sao Paulo (Congonhas), Rio de Janeiro (Santos Dumont and Tom Jobim/Galeao), Brasília, Curitiba, Salvador, Campinas, Recife and Vitoria.
Tickets to Montes Claros can be purchased on GOL's website (www.voegol.com.br), through the Customer Relationship Center or through travel agencies.
Leonardo Pereira – Vice President / CFO
Rodrigo Alves – Head of IR
Raquel Kim – Investor Relations
Mario Liao – Investor Relations
Phone.: (55 11) 2128-4700
Phone.: (55 11) 2128-4413
Edelman (USA and Europe):
Meaghan Smith and Robby Corrado
Phone.: +1 (212) 704-8196 / 704-4590
SOURCE GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.