GOL Linhas AÃ©reas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL) (B3: GOLL4) has announced that during a nationwide trucking strike in Brazil between May 21 and May 31, GOL operated 99.4% of its regularly scheduled flights, cancelling only 12 of 7,275 flights scheduled during the period due to the strike, the company said.
Upon announcement of the strike, GOL activated its operational contingency planning, managing fuel and routes, repositioning replacement crews, tankering fuel and carrying out 69 technical refueling stops between May 23 and May 31 to avoid having to cancel flights.
To serve needs for air cargo transportation, on May 30 GOL reinitiated the transportation of cargo, and from May 30 to June 1 shipped approximately 700,000 kilos, including approximately 50,000 kilos of pharmaceuticals.
GOL Linhas AÃ©reas Inteligentes S.A. serves more than 30 million passengers annually. With Brazil´s largest network, GOL offers customers more than 700 daily flights to 66 destinations in 10 countries in South America and the Caribbean. GOLLOG is a cargo transportation and logistics business serving more than 3,400 Brazilian municipalities and, through partners, more than 200 international destinations in 95 countries.