GOL accelerates its fleet renewal and modernization plan
Sao Paulo - Yesterday (December 10), GOL announced that it would accelerate its fleet renewal and the implementation of leasing agreements for eleven Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft with Irish lessor Avolon.
As a consequence of operating earnings and a promising market, The Brazilian airline operator GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes has expedited its fleet renewal and modernization plan by finalizing a lease agreement for 11 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.
GOL will receive its new 737 MAXs from the second half of 2019. The fleet renewal will not change the airline's proposed capacity, as the carrier will concurrently return or sell some of its previous generation Boeing 737 aircraft.
The largest domestic airline of Brazil began operations with the 737 MAX 8 this year in July. The company currently operates five Boeing 737 MAX 8.
With the arrival of the 737 MAX 8s, GOL has further diversified its network and began to fly to North America. Carrier's new Brasilia-Orlando route is the longest commercial Boeing 737 flight in history.
Besides the four new international destinations already announced (Miami, Orlando, Quito, and Cancun), GOL will launch a new international route every three months over the next two years.
Brazilian budget carrier is an all-Boeing operator. It has an order for 135 Boeing 737 MAX including 30 MAX 10 in its order book waiting to be delivered by the end of 2028. It is currently the largest 737 operator in Latin America and one of the largest in the world with 120 aircraft in service.
Boeing's revamped single-aisle is equipped with the CFM International LEAP-1B engines, improved winglets, Boeing Sky Interior, and much more to offer the highest operational efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort.