May 08, 21 - 12:57 pm - Reuters

Demand for Brazilian Gol flights in April rises YoY but falls 36% compared to March

Gol, Brazil’s largest airline, said on Friday that the demand for its flights in April was 36% lower than in March, for 739,000 seats, with the airline industry being affected by the second wave of COVID-19 infections in Brazil.

In the annual comparison, however, the demand was 289% higher, since April of last year marked one of the worst moments of the pandemic, with commercial aviation almost all paralyzed before the beginning of the spread of the coronavirus across the country.

Last month, Gol kept all its international flights suspended.

The offer of seats by the company in April, of 893,000, was 273.5% higher year on year, fell more than 44.5% about March. As a result, the aircraft occupancy rate last month was 82.8%, an increase of 3.3 points in one year and 4 points on a sequential basis.

(Translated by LABS)