GOL Linhas AÃ©reas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL and B3: GOLL4) has announced sale and leaseback transactions with GE Capital Aviation Services (“GECAS”) for seven aircraft, including five Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and two Boeing 737-800 Next Generation (NG) aircraft, the company said.
Additionally, the company signed the direct operating lease of five additional 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
GOL´s new 737 MAX 8 aircraft, which will begin to arrive in the second half of 2018, with capacity for 186 customers will be configured with GOL+Conforto seats in the domestic flights and GOL Premium Class on international routes. The 737 MAX-8 aircraft have flight autonomy of up to 6,500 km (compared to the 5,500 km of the 737-800 NG) and GOL can offer non-stop flights from Brazil to any destination in Latin America and Florida.
Brazil´s is largest airline group. 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. GOL´s shares are traded on the NYSE (GOL) and the B3 (GOLL4).