GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A., Latin America’s largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, began selling tickets for a new destination in its domestic route network – the city of Bauru, in the west of Sao Paulo state. There will be five flights per week from Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo city, beginning on February 1, 2010.
“We are launching regular operations in Bauru in the wake of our success in Presidente Prudente (SP), a destination that handled around 50 passengers a day before GOL moved in and now generates more than 200 tickets per day,” explained Constantino de Oliveira Junior, GOL’s CEO. “We expect the same GOL effect at this new destination, the 50th in our domestic network.”
The new flight leaves Congonhas at 11:30am and arrives at the Moussa Nakhl Tobias State Airport in Bauru at 12:25pm. The reverse flight leaves Bauru at 1:30pm and arrives in Congonhas at 2:22pm.
Bauru is the biggest city in western Sao Paulo and one of the state’s leading economic centers, with a GDP of R$ 5.3 billion. It is 345 km from Sao Paulo city and has a population of around 359,500 people. The new route to Congonghas will benefit clients from the entire surrounding region by connecting them immediately with the country’s main business markets, including Belo Horizonte (Confins), Brasilia, Curitiba, Florianopolis, Navegantes, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, among others.