GOL Linhas AÃ©reas Inteligentes S.A. (“GLAI”), (NYSE: GOL and B3: GOLL4), Brazil´s #1 airline, has announced preliminary air traffic figures for the month of January, 2018, the company said.
Comparisons refer to the same period of 2017.
The total volume of GOL departures increased by 3.8% and the number of seats was up 3.6% in January, resulting in an increase in supply of 4.9%. GOL´s load factor was 83.5% in January 2018, 0.3 p.p. up over the same period of 2017, due to a growth in demand of 5.2% in the period.
In the domestic market, volume of departures and number of seats increased by 2.8% and 2.5%, respectively over January 2017. In addition, GOL increased its supply by 2.3% in January over the same period the year before, while demand grew by 2.7%. GOL´s Load factor was up 0.4 p.p. in comparison to the same month of the previous year, achieving 84.0%.
In January 2018, GOL´s international market supply and demand rose by 27.5% and 27.9%, respectively, increasing load factor by 0.3 p.p. in relation to the same period of 2017.
Brazil´s largest airline group. GOL is Brazil´s largest airline, carrying 33 million passengers annually on more than 700 daily flights to 64 destinations, 53 in Brazil and 11 in South America and the Caribbean, on a fleet of 119 Boeing 737 aircraft, with a further 120 Boeing 737 MAX on order.