This week GOL also has overtaken VARIG as Brazil's no. 2 airline, with 28% market share, against VARIG's 27%:
GOL Overcomes RG In Brazil's Market Share (by Hardiwv May 6 2005 in Civil Aviation)
In the First Quarter GOL received three new aircraft B737-700/800s. Load factor was 73.5%, RPK increased 30%, while yields continue strong and increased 5%. [this shows that GOL is not an airline for fare-conscious pax only; about 30% of its pax base are high-yield business and corporate clients].
GOL operates more than 300 take-offs and landings daily and has the biggest fleet of 737NG in Latin America.
Until December/05 GOL will take delivery of an additional 10 B737NGs. This month GOL also received approval to further expand its network: the airine will add 62 new flights, including 12 additional SDU-CGH shuttle flights.
In 2005 GOL will start international flight to VVI, MVD and ASU.
Full statistics and results are posted on GOL's corporate webpage, under "News":
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[Edited 2005-05-10 15:31:54]