expect some incredible promotional fares from GOL! They were offering EZE
for 100 U$D
Indeed, GOL has a very aggressive marketing campaign. Normal fares EZE
with other carriers are at least double the price GOL is offering now.
Hope they will play right and they won't start a promotional us$50 to Brazil and later discontinue it after Gol has gone.
You can count that if there is an airline that would go first, this will be LAN and not GOL...though I hope both remain!
A question for Gol consumers: how is the price proportion of discount that GOL offers related to RG/JJ? it's half, 3/4? I hope you are right, EZEIZA
I can compare GIG-GRU with SCL-CCP
EZEIZA is right. As I mentioned above, in the EZE
market GOL prices are much lower. For example, GOL is selling NVT
for USD60, while JJ
sell it for USD215.
What about domestic prices? It varies a lot. GIG
price is a bit higher than the CGH
(both Sao Paulo-Rio de Janeiro). GIG
is normally only for transit pax (international flights), so is a very peculiar market. You should look at the ponte-aerea CGH
GOL now is solid in Brazil, and 70% of its traveller are business/corporate. So some routes GOL is even more than RG
/JJ. The same you have in Europe: KLM/BA sometimes is cheaper than Easyjet/Ryaner.
"Low-cost" airlines simply mean that they are, in theory, more efficient than other airlines. They do not mean "low-fares" always. However, it is often easy to acquire low fares, hence the expectation and presumption. But it must never be assumed that low-cost airlines always offer the lowest prices.
It's great that customers have the choice of whether to have no-frills (and the chance to pay for them if they want them) and a more inclusive price, plus added convenience, extra comfort, etc.
GOL's fares change as well, depending on many variables. They market their prices different from mainstream airlines. For example, sometimes GOL has some flash promotions selling tickes to any destination for R$ 1, or USD 0.37!!