GOL renewing fleet with 135 737 MAXs

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed October 22, 2018 16:08

GOL renewing fleet with 135 737 MAXs

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes (GOL), Brazil’s largest airline, is renewing its fleet with an order of 135 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which are expected to be fully delivered by 2028. The delivery of 105 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 30 Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft will maintain this competitive advantage, while enabling the airline to expand its operations with more long-haul flights.

The first three MAX 8 aircraft were delivered to GOL between June and October 2018 and are already operating on commercial flights. The company will add four MAX 8 aircraft to its fleet by the end of 2018, replacing its Next Generation (NG) models.

“We are pleased to be working with Boeing in the renewal of our fleet”, says Richard Lark, GOL’s chief financial officer. “The additional range of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft allows us to expand our operations abroad and to improve efficiency via a younger and more modern fleet.”

Lark adds: “By standardizing our fleet with the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, we will lower costs, increase productivity and be more operationally agile. It gives us greater flexibility to carry out maintenance and exchanges of aircraft across the network. The same aircraft can be used in both domestic and international segments. This will ensure we continue to provide the exceptional travel experience for Customers that sets GOL apart, with on-time departures in state-of-the-art aircraft.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed October 22, 2018 16:08