Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency grants permission for new GOL flights


The Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and other relevant authorities have given GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, permission to operate scheduled flights between Brazil, Venezuela, and the island of Aruba, in the Caribbean. The company began selling tickets today for the new route, its tenth international destination; flights will begin October 4.

Initially, flights will be operated weekly (on Sunday), departing from Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo, at 11:00 am (local time) and arriving in Caracas, Venezuela, at 3:30 pm (local time). From Venezuela, the aircraft will resume flight to Aruba at 4:10 pm (local time), landing at 5:55 pm (local time). Returning to Brazil, the aircraft will leave Aruba at 9:20 pm (local time), arriving in Caracas at 10:05 pm (local time), and departing for Sao Paulo at 10:45 pm (local time).

Using Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft, the new route will be operated by the VARIG brand and will offer Comfort Class premium service, which provides more leg room, additional meal choices, and on-demand entertainment during the flight, as well as increased privacy, 150 percent SMILES Miles bonus, access to exclusive check-in desks, and priority boarding and debarkment.

In addition to meeting the demand between Brazil and Aruba, the company will also sell tickets from Caracas to the new destination.

Tickets for Aruba can be purchased on GOL’s website (, by contacting customer service or through travel agents.