|GOL aircraft on the runway. Photo: Wikimedia
[Avionics Today 02-23-2015] Brazilian low-cost carrier GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes’ preliminary air traffic figures for January 2015 saw a 12 percent increase in demand in the Latin American region over the same period last year. This tipped the domestic load factor for the airline to 84 percent, with domestic capacity increasing more than 4 percent year-on-year.
Furthermore, GOL posted record numbers of passengers transported in a month by an airline in Brazil, with more than 4 million passengers transported in the domestic and international market and volume up 9 percent when compared to January 2014. The airline also set the record for the most passengers carried in a single day on Jan. 5, with approximately 157,000 passengers taking to the air on 1,039 flights following the end of the holiday season.