June 05, 21 - 11:36 am - Reuters

Brazil’s Gol passenger demand and seat supply rise in May

Brazilian airline Gol reported on Friday that it had a spike in passenger demand in May over the weak performance of a year earlier when Brazil‘s airline industry was paralyzed by social isolation measures following the arrival of the pandemic in the country.

The company said in a statement to the market that last month’s demand over the same period last year grew 518.6%, while the company’s supply soared 425.4%. As a result, the company’s aircraft load factor in May was 88% compared to 74.8% a year earlier.

Compared to April, the demand for Gol flights rose 65% and the supply advanced 55% according to Reuters calculations and data made available by the company. The occupancy rate in April was 82.8%.

Gol said it did not operate any international flights in May as it did in April.

(Translated by LABS)