SAO PAULO, May 24, 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, hereby announces that it has filed a formal request with the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) to expand its operations at Viracopos Airport, in Campinas. The company expects the beginning of six new daily flights (five to Santos Dumont/RJ and one to Brasilia) on September 1st, 2013.
"With the expansion project at Campinas airport, we identified an opportunity for the company to grow in the region, absorbing the demand from cities such as Limeira, Jundiai, Piracicaba, Itu and Sorocaba, among others," explains Eduardo Bernardes, Gol's Commercial Officer. "Our aim is not to get passengers from Sao Paulo to depart via Viracopos, but to make the entire network of the company and its partners available to customers from Campinas and the region. In order to do this, we are already analyzing the possibility of offering buses departing from some of the cities located near Campinas, to facilitate the arrival at the airport. This measure will provide a comfortable, safe and practical arrival of our customers, as all the buses will be equipped with wifi, and the client may, for example, make the check-in."
In addition to these destinations, currently the company's customers can depart directly from Campinas to Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, Curitiba and Galeao, in Rio de Janeiro, and to all of GOL's other destinations through connecting flights.
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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 under the GOL and VARIG brands, using a young, modern fleet of Boeing 737-700 and 737-800 Next Generation aircraft, the safest, most efficient and most economical of their type. The SMILES loyalty program allows members to accumulate miles and redeem tickets to more than 560 locations around the world via flights with foreign partner airlines.
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