22-Feb-2013 2:35 PM

Gol to launch new route network from 23-Feb-2013 with 51 domestic and 14 international destinations

Gol announced (21-Feb-2013) plans to launch a "new" route network with 970 daily departures from 23-Feb-2013, which will include 51 domestic destinations and 14 international destinations in 10 countries in the Americas and Caribbean. The carrier stated, "The main routes will increase in frequency, with new possibilities for direct flights and times which are most convenient for those who wish to make connections to destinations within and outside the country." Details include:

  • São Paulo GRU will remain the carrier's main hub, and "most important [airport] for the distribution of flights to domestic and international destinations", with Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia being focus cities;
  • Ten new São Paulo GRU-Rio de Janeiro SDU daily frequencies, "which will allow Gol to have the largest number of seats on the route";
  • Launch new daily Rio de Janeiro SDU-Campo Grande and daily Rio de Janeiro SDU-Cuiabá service, becoming the sole carrier on the routes;
  • Brasilia: increase frequencies to Maceió, Palmas and Teresina and launch of daily Brasilia-Natal service;
  • Vitória: Launch of services to Salvador and Recife with unspecified frequency;
  • Belo Horizonte: unspecified frequency increase to Montes Claros, Recife and Salvador, and launch of daily service to Fortaleza and Natal, with a stop in Salvador.

The carrier also announced customers who purchased tickets by 31-Dec-2012 "may have changes in schedules and/or the numbering of flights", and advised customers to check its website if they have not received an alert. [more - original PR - Portuguese]

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