SAO PAULO, May 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A., (NYSE: GOL and B3: GOLL4), announces today preliminary air traffic figures for the month of April, 2018. Comparisons refer to the same period of 2017.
- The total volume of GOL departures increased by 0.6% and the number of seats was up 1.0% in April, resulting in an increase in total supply (ASKs) of 0.8%. GOL's total load factor was 79.9% in April 2018, 0.9 p.p up over the same period of 2017, due to the growth in GOL's total demand (RPK) of 1.9% in the period.
- In the domestic market, volume of departures and number of seats increased by 1.1% and 1.4%, respectively over April 2017, resulting in an increase in GOL domestic supply (ASK) of 1.3%. GOL domestic demand (RPK) grew by 3.0% and GOL's domestic load factor was up 1.3 p.p in comparison to the same month of the previous year, achieving 80.5%.
- In April 2018, GOL's international market supply (ASK) and demand (RPK) decreased by 3.6% and 7.2%, respectively, decreasing international load factor by 2.9 p.p. in relation to April 2017.
About GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A.
Brazil's largest airline group. GOL is Brazil's largest airline, carrying 33 million passengers annually on more than 700 daily flights to 66 destinations, 55 in Brazil and 11 in South America and the Caribbean, on a fleet of 120 Boeing 737 aircraft, with a further 120 Boeing 737 MAX on order. GOLLOG is a leading cargo transportation and logistics business serving more than 2,400 Brazilian municipalities and, through partners, 205 international destinations in 95 countries. SMILES is one of the largest coalition loyalty programs in Latin America, with over 13 million registered participants, allowing clients to accumulate miles and redeem tickets for more than 700 locations worldwide. GOL has a team of more than 15,000 highly skilled aviation professionals delivering Brazil's top on-time performance, and an industry leading 17 year safety record. GOL's shares are traded on the NYSE (GOL) and the B3 (GOLL4). For further information, visit www.voegol.com.br/ir.
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