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June 06, 20 - 5:56 pm - LABS

Preliminary data show that demand for Gol flights grew 5% in May against April

Gol Linhas Aéreas, Brazil’s largest domestic airline in terms of the number of passengers transported, saw demand grow slightly in May compared to April (5%), as the supply of flights also grew, 12%. That’s what preliminary traffic figures disclosed on Friday by the airline company.

Still, in the annual comparison, the numbers are still critical. Total demand for Gol flights, measured by the transported passenger-kilometer ratio (RPK), fell 93.7% in May compared to the same month of 2019, as well as the supply of seats, measured in the seat-kilometer ratio (Ask), which fell by 93.1% on the same basis of comparison. The aircraft occupancy rate was 74.8%.

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 said it did not operate regular international flights in May.

In the domestic market, demand decreased 92.7% and supply shrank 91.9% in May in the annual comparison. The occupancy rate decreased by 8.3% points and closed the month with an average of 74.8%.