Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes has celebrated the unveiling of its newly outfitted 737 MAX 8 during a celebration in Sao Paulo.
The leading Brazilian carrier also announced plans to fly the more fuel-efficient and longer-range Boeing 737 airplane on international routes.
“Today is an exciting day for the entire Gol team, we are happy to welcome the 737 MAX 8.
“We can further improve our operational efficiency by flying a young, modern and safe fleet, while also lowering the cost of air travel and expanding our network to new international destinations,” said Paulo Kakinoff, chief executive of Gol.
The Brazilian airline took delivery of its first 737 MAX 8 this year and has been improving onboard products and services, such as adding wireless internet to the popular Boeing Sky Interior cabin.
The airline is now outfitting its second 737 MAX airplane – which it received last week – with the same cabin amenities.
As part of its strategic fleet renewal program, Gol has placed multiple orders for the 737 MAX, including a new order last month at the Farnborough International Airshow.
In all, Gol is on track to become the largest MAX operator in Latin America with a fleet of 135 MAX airplanes.
“Gol is a pioneer in bringing affordable fares to Latin America since its inception.
“We are honoured to have such a great partner officially join the Boeing 737 MAX family and serve as one of its ambassadors in the region,” said Ricardo Cavero, vice president of commercial sales in Latin America for Boeing.