15 May 2014
GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL) said th demand for seats increased by 7.9 percent in April, accompanied by a 9.1 percentage point increase in the load factor to 76.8 percent, the highest April figure since 2006.
The result reflects the company´s new load factor level. On the eve of Easter holiday, GOL transported 140,990 passengers, a record for a single day.
GOL reduced its domestic supply by 5.0 percent, partially due to the expansion of the GOL+ product in April. Under the new configuration, the B737-800 NGs will have 177 seats and the B737-700 NGs 138 seats. At the end of April, 80 aircraft were equipped with the new configuration.
International seat supply increased by 11.0 percent, while demand grew by 35.2 percent, pushing up the load factor by 12.6 percentage points to 70.4 percent. The international market result underlines the company´s strategy of gradually increasing its foreign-currency revenue portion.
GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (BMandFBOVESPA offers around 910 daily flights to 67 destinations in 15 countries in South America, Caribbean and the United States under the GOL and VARIG brands.