GOL Linhas AÃ©reas Inteligentes S.A. (“GLAI”), (B3: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), Brazil´s #1 airline, announces today preliminary air traffic figures for the month of July, 2017, the company said.
Comparisons refer to the same period of 2016.
The total volume of GOL departures increased by 5.4%, and the number of seats was up 5.9%, occasioning an increase in supply of 7.9%. Demand rose by 6.3% in the period. GOL´s load factor was 81.9% in July 2017, 1.3 p.p. down over the same period of 2016.
In the domestic market, volume of departures increased by 5.8%, and the number of seats was up 6.3% over July 2016. GOL increased its supply by 7.9% in July over the same period the year before. Domestic demand rose by 5.8% in the month. GOL´s load factor was 82.6%, 1.7 p.p. down over July 2016.
In July, GOL´s international market supply and demand rose by 8.0% and 10.2% respectively, resulting in a load factor of 77.0%, which represents growth of 1.6 p.p. in relation to the same period of 2016.
Brazil´s largest airline group with three main businesses: passenger transportation, cargo transportation and coalition loyalty program. GOL is Brazil´s largest airline, carrying 33 million passengers annually on more than 700 daily flights to 63 destinations, 52 in Brazil and 11 in South America and the Caribbean, on a fleet of 120 Boeing 737 aircraft, with a further 120 Boeing 737 MAX on order. GOLLOG is a cargo transportation and logistics business serving more than 2,200 Brazilian municipalities and, through partners, 205 international destinations in 95 countries. SMILES is one of the largest coalition loyalty programs in Latin America, with over 12 million registered participants, allowing clients to accumulate miles and redeem tickets for more than 700 locations worldwide. GOL has a team of more than 15,000 highly skilled aviation professionals delivering Brazil´s top on-time performance, and an industry 16 year safety record.