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Demand for Gol flights falls 60.6% on an annual basis, but grows 36% over August

Gol operated an average of 270 flights per day in September as it reopened three bases in Brazil

Brazilian airline Gol operating its Boeing 737 in Congonhas Airport
Brazilian airline Gol operating its Boeing 737 in Congonhas Airport, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo: Thiago B Trevisan/Shutterstock
  • Gol’s domestic load factor was 80% in September;
  • Gol did not operate regular international flights in September.

Brazil’s airline Gol announces today preliminary air traffic figures for September. The number of Gol flights fell 60.6% in comparison to September 2019, but the RPK (Revenue Passenger Kilometres) was up by 36% over the previous month.

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Gol operated an average of 270 flights per day in September, as it reopened three bases (Juiz de Fora, Londrina and Presidente Prudente) and added 1,383 frequencies at the airports of Guarulhos and Congonhas (São Paulo), Santos Dumont and Galeão (Rio de Janeiro), Fortaleza (Ceará) and Salvador (Bahia).

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Supply demand, ASK (Available Seat Kilometres) increased by 35% over August 2020. Gol’s domestic load factor was 80% in September. Gol did not operate regular international flights during the month.

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