GOL expects to begin operating six new daily round-trips from Viracopos-Campinas International Airport on September 1. Of the six round-trips, five would be on...

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes has filed a formal request with Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) to expand its operations at Viracopos-Campinas International Airport, which is located in the city of Campinas near São Paulo.

The Brazilian carrier ‒ which says it is the largest low-cost, low-fare airline in Latin America ‒ expects to begin operating six new daily round-trips from Viracopos-Campinas International Airport (IATA code VCP) on September 1.


Brazilian low-cost airline GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes and its associated carrier VARIG now operate a fleet of well over 100 Boeing 737-700s and 737-800s. A majority of the aircraft in GOL's fleet are of a special-performance version of the 737-800

Brazilian low-cost airline GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes and its associated carrier VARIG now operate a fleet of well over 100 Boeing 737-700s and 737-800s. A majority of the aircraft in GOL’s fleet are of a special-performance version of the 737-800

 

Of the six round-trips, five would be to Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) and one to Brasilia International Airport – Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek (BSB), which serves Brazil’s national capital Brasilia.

“With the expansion project at Campinas airport, we identified an opportunity for the company to grow in the region, absorbing the demand from cities such as Limeira, Jundiai, Piracicaba, Itu and Sorocaba, among others,” says Eduardo Bernardes, Gol’s chief commercial officer.

“Our aim is not to get passengers from São Paulo to depart via Viracopos, but to make the entire network of the company and its partners available to customers from Campinas and the region,” adds Bernardes.

“In order to do this, we are already analyzing the possibility of offering buses departing from some of the cities located near Campinas, to facilitate the arrival at the airport,” says Bernardes. “This measure will provide a comfortable, safe and practical arrival of our customers, as all the buses will be equipped with Wi-Fi, and the client may, for example, make the check-in.”

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, Latin America's largest low-cost carrier, celebrated its 11th anniversary of scheduled services in January 2012. During the period, the airline's all-Boeing 737 fleet increased from six aircraft to more than 120 and its bought both ARIG and Webjet, Brazilian airline brands

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, Latin America’s largest low-cost carrier, celebrated its tenth anniversary of scheduled services in January 2011

 

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes already operates from Campinas to Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, Curitiba and Rio de Janeiro-Galeao.

From these airports GOL passengers can reach all of the carrier’s other destinations on its connecting flights.

Viracopos-Campinas International Airport is the home base and major hub of Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, the airline founded by David Neeleman after he left the helm at JetBlue Airways.

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