GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes, Brazil’s low-cost, low-fare airline, hhas began operating flights to Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. The Company 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.
Uruguay has a population of 3.4 million and 2004 GDP of US$ 49 billion. One of the largest sectors of its economy is the agricultural industry, which exports a majority of its crops. The Uruguayan capital, Montevideo, is home to approximately 40% of the country’s population.
“Beginning operations to Montevideo during the high season will offer Brazilian travelers an additional international destination. We believe that GOL’s low fares and quality service will continue to increase passenger flow between Brazil and Uruguay,” says Tarcisio Gargioni, Vice-president of Marketing and Services at GOL.
Uruguay promotes agricultural and ecological tourism and offers thermal springs and world-famous beaches, such as Punta del Este.