GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes has received authorization from the International Relations department of the ANAC (National Agency of Civil Aviation) to operate regular flights to Lima, Peru. GOL is taking the necessary steps to operate on this new route.
The ANAC has authorized GOL to operate 14 regular flights per week to Peru’s capital, using its Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft. “Flying to Lima, as well as to the Company’s seven other international destinations, further demonstrates GOL’s mission to extend the popularity of air travel in South America. In addition to Peru, we will also begin flying to Chile,” says Tarcisio Gargioni, vice-president of Marketing and Services of GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes.
Peru’s population is approximately 27 million. Last year, the country’s GDP grew 6.7%, one of the highest growth rates in South America, reaching US$ 78 billion. Nearly 83,000 Brazilians visited Peru in 2005, according to the World Tourism Organization.