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GOL SWOT ANALYSIS: Posts second quarter of profitability


Latin America’s largest LCC, GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, posted its second consecutive quarter of profitability in 2Q2009, the carrier’s traditionally weakest quarter, as the LCC benefited from a significantly reduced its cost base, combined with yield and unit revenue improvements. This combination helped the carrier report a net profit of USD191, an impressive turnaround from a loss of USD90 million in the previous corresponding period. [2261 words]

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  • STRENGTHS: Benefiting from reduced cost base, combined with yield and unit revenue improvements
  • WEAKNESSES: What to do with the excess fleet?
  • OPPORTUNITIES: A recovery in Brazilian air travel demand? 
  • THREATS: Azul gets off to a good start
  • Outlook: Aiming for profitability in 2009 by focusing on domestic operations

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  • GOL financial highlights for three months ended 30-Jun-09 
  • GOL financial highlights for six months ended 30-Jun-09 
  • GOL share price growth: Jan-2009 to Aug-2009
  • GOL operating margin 1Q2007 to 2Q2009
  • GOL cost per ASK breakdown and year-on-year change: 1Q08 vs 1Q09
  • GOL fuel cost as a proportion of total operating expenses: 1Q2007 to 2Q2009
  • GOL operating fleet plan 2009 to 2014 (year-end): Jun-2009
  • GOL operating fleet plan 2009 to 2014 (year-end): Jun-2009
  • GOL 2009 and 2010 Consolidated Guidance: Jun-2009 
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