Considering that GOL is so successful and they have started to expand international, wouldn¡¦t it make sense for them to start flying to the USA?
The 737-800 are now capable of flying long-haul, especially with winglets, so I figured they can do it out of Manaus and Brasilia. Here is my idea:
Use Manaus as a connecting point to the rest of Brazil with the following flights
GIG - (4hrs) - MAO (5hrs) - FLL <-- only daily nonstop service
GRU- (4hrs) - MAO (6hrs) - ORL <-- only direct service Brazil -Orlando
SSA- (4.5hrs) -MAO -(5hrs)- MIA <-- only daily nonstop service
GIG - (6hrs) CCS - (5hrs) - JFK
BHZ - (3hrs) BSB - (7:50 hrs)- MIA
GRU-PTY-LAX ( but that will compete directly with Copa.)
Add MAO-CCS or MAO BOG or BSB-CCS or BSB-BOG
Those routes above have little competition and knowing that GOL can fill a plane with their great fare and service, I am sure they wont have any problem selling those daily flights. What do you think?