Brazilian airline GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. has begun selling tickets today to its newest domestic destination, Montes Claros in the state of Minas Gerais.
GOL’s daily scheduled flights to Montes Claros, already authorized by Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac) and other Brazilian authorities, will begin on November 1 from Belo Horizonte’s Aeroporto Internacional Tancredo Neves – Confins (CNF).
The schedule calls for flight G3 1070 (‘G3’ is GOL’s flight code) to leave CNF at 10:43 p.m. and to arrive at Montes Claros Airport (MOC) at 11:25 p.m. (All times are local.) In the other direction, flight G3 1071 is timed to depart MOC at 5:50 a.m. and to reach CNF at 6:40 a.m.
Montes Claros is the largest and most important city in the North of Minas Gerais State. Its surrounding area has a population of around two million people and houses several large industries in addition to boasting a diversified retail market. Montes Claros also has a highly developed agricultural sector and is an important national university center.
Despite having Brazil’s second largest road intersection, the Montes Claros region is far from the country’s other major centers and to date has suffered from a lack of air transport options, according to GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes. In addition to shortening travel times, GOL’s new route will offer clients from the region around Montes Claros fast connections at Confins to Sao Paulo (Congonhas), Rio de Janeiro (Santos Dumont and Tom Jobim/Galeao), Brasília, Curitiba, Salvador, Campinas, Recife and Vitoria.
Tickets to Montes Claros can be purchased on GOL’s website at www.voegol.com.br, through the airline’s Customer Relationship Center or through travel agents.