GOL Carries More Than 160.5 Million Passengers In 10 Years
GOL completes 10 years of operations
Jan 17, 2011
SAO PAULO, Brazil - On Saturday, January 15, GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A., the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, completed ten years of regular operations, during which it expanded its operational fleet from six to 112 aircraft, achieving a Brazilian market share of close to 40% and establishing itself as one of the most profitable and fastest-growing airlines in the world.
"GOL was founded in 2001 with the mission of popularizing air transport in Brazil and South America. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of our almost 19,000-strong workforce and highly efficient management, we have been extremely successful with our strategy of profitable and sustainable growth, based on a low-cost structure and exemplary customer service," declared Constantino de Oliveira Junior, GOL's CEO and founder. "This business model, successfully implemented by GOL for the first time in Brazil, has allowed us to offer lower fares, making air travel increasingly accessible to all."