GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes has began selling tickets for its newest destination, Montevideo, Uruguay.The inaugural flight is confirmed for January 1st, 2006.
GOL will offer daily flights departing from Guarulhos airport in Sao Paulo at 9:00 PM, with a stop in Porto Alegre (RS). Returning flights—Montevideo to Sao Paulo—will depart Montevideo at 6:15 AM, arriving in Guarulhos at 9:30 AM.
“Starting operations to Montevideo will provide more South American passengers access to high quality, technologically advanced and safe air transportation at the lowest fares available in the market,” says Tarcisio Gargioni, vice-president of Marketing and Services at GOL.
With a population of 3.4 million, Uruguay is the third most frequented South American destination by Brazilians flying to neighboring countries. In 2003, approximately 251,000 passengers flew between Brazil and Uruguay.
The country is a member of the MERCOSUR (the South American trade block, comprised of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) with strong meat and leather industries.
“GOL is always working to expand the number of destinations we offer to our customers, but we also aim to increase the number of passengers traveling between Brazil and its neighboring countries,” adds Gargioni.