Brazil’s GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A., the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, has received permission from the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and other relevant authorities to operate scheduled flights linking Brazil, Venezuela and the island of Aruba in the Netherlands Antilles.
GOL has begun selling tickets for the new route. Aruba is its tenth international destination, but the airline already serves Caracas from Sao Paulo. GOL’s Aruba flights will begin on October 4.
Initially, the airline will operate its Brazil-Venezuela-Aruba flights weekly, on Sundays. Flight G3 7622 (GOL’s IATA flight prefix is G3) will depart from Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo, at 11:00 a.m. local time, and arrive at Caracas, Venezuela’s Aeropuerto Internacional de Maiquetia Simón Bolívar (CCS) at 3:30 p.m. local time.
From Venezuela, the aircraft will depart for Aruba’s Reina Beatrix Airport (AUA) at 4:10 p.m., landing at 5:55 p.m. local time. Returning to Brazil as flight G3 7623, the aircraft will leave Aruba at 9:20 p.m., arriving in Caracas at 10:05 p.m. and departing for Sao Paulo at 10:45 p.m. It will arrive at Guarulhos at 6:00 a.m. local time.
Gol’s VARIG brand will operate the new route using Boeing 737-800s. The two-class service will offer Comfort Class premium service, which provides more leg room, additional meal choices and on-demand entertainment during the flight, as well as increased privacy, 50 per cent bonus mileage points in Gol’s SMILES Miles program, access to exclusive check-in desks and priority boarding and deplaning.
In addition to meeting the demand between Brazil and Aruba, Gol will also sell tickets from Caracas to the new destination.
Tickets for Aruba can be purchased on Gol’s website at www.voegol.com.br, by contacting its customer service desks or through travel agents. The tables below contain additional information about the new route.
Gol offers some 800 daily flights to 49 destinations, connecting all the important cities in Brazil and nine major destinations in South America.