GOL launches flights to Ilheus

GOL Linhas Aereas
Inteligentes, Brazil’s low-cost, low-fare
airline, has begun operating daily flights to the city of Ilhes, in
southeast Bahia. The new flights will operate on the Sao Paulo (Guarulhos)
- Ilheus - Salvador route.
  Located 458 km from Salvador, Ilheus is the most important city in the
Costa do Cacau region of Bahia. The city, which is over 470 years old, has
been the setting of several novels by the renowned Brazilian author Jorge
Amado (1912-2001), for whom Ilheus’ airport is named. Main attractions
include the city’s beautiful beaches and Atlantic Forest Reserves. Last
year, the number of passengers flying to and from Ilheus was approximately
238,075, a 13.1 percent increase over 2004.
  “The inclusion of this important touristic and economic site in Bahia
among our destinies is the effort of the company in continuing to
popularize air travel throughout Brazil and South America,” says Tarcisio
Gargioni, vice president of Marketing and Services at GOL.
  Tickets are available for purchase on GOL’s website, www.voegol.com.br