GOL to kick start daily flights to Brasilia and Fortaleza from November 4
February 6, 2018: Brazilian low-cost carrier GOL is expected to commence daily flight services to Brasilia and Fortaleza from Miami International Airport on November 4. The 186-seat Boeing B737-MAX8 will be used in two routes.
“I am pleased to welcome GOL back, and I am encouraged to see increased service to our busiest international tourism market,” said Carlos Gimenez, county mayor of Miami-Dade.
“We look forward to seeing carriers like GOL generate renewed growth between our two regions in 2018,” said Gimenez.
Founded in 2001, GOL operates approximately 700 flights every day, with a fleet strength of 119 aircraft.
GOL first launched its services at MIA in 2012, with daily flight services rom Sao Paulo. However, it temporarily suspended its operations in 2016.
GOL is expected to become MIA’s ninth low-cost carrier, which will help in expanding the airport’s diverse roster of 107 passenger and cargo airlines, which is bigger than any US airport.
“Congratulations to MIA for adding GOL to its growing roster of airlines,” said Rebeca Sosa, county commissioner, chairperson of the county’s economic development and tourism committee of Miami-Dade.
"The addition of new airline will generate employment, and help in strengthening our tourism industry, which is something every County residents can celebrate,” said Sosa.
Miami-Dade aviation department chief of staff Joseph Napoli said: “We appreciate GOL’s decision to restart its services at MIA with more weekly flights than they previously offered. Our passengers will soon have yet another option to choose from when they travel between Miami and Brazil.”
GOL will become the fourth airline at MIA to serve Brazil, along with American Airlines, Avianca Brasil and LATAM Airlines.
MIA currently provides 88 weekly nonstop flights to eight Brazilian destinations, which is more than any US airport. After experiencing traffic declines in the last two years due to slump in the economy, Brazil still remains MIA’s top international market, with over 1.5 million passengers annually.
"Flights to the United States reveal a new moment of GOL. In the last 17 years, we have gained leadership in important industry indexes. We have also evolved and upgraded our operations, and maintained our grown. In addition to the new destinations, the arrival of the B737 MAX from June will be the fulfillment of a new delivery to offer the best travel experience to our customers,” said Eduardo Bernardes, sales and marketing vice president of GOL.