TravelNewsAsia.com
Mon, 3 Sept 2018

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes Takes Delivery of Newly Outfitted 737 MAX 8

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes has taken delivery of a newly outfitted 737 MAX 8 and unveiled plans to fly the more fuel-efficient and longer-range 737 airplane on international routes.

"Today is an exciting day for the entire GOL team, we are happy to welcome the 737 MAX 8. We can further improve our operational efficiency by flying a young, modern and safe fleet, while also lowering the cost of air travel and expanding our network to new international destinations," said Paulo Kakinoff, Chief Executive Officer of GOL at a celebration in Sao Paulo last week.

The Brazilian airline took delivery of its first 737 MAX 8 this year and has been improving onboard products and services, such as adding WiFi to the popular Boeing Sky Interior cabin. The airline is now outfitting its second 737 MAX airplane with the same cabin amenities.

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes has taken delivery of its newly outfitted 737 MAX 8 and unveiled plans to fly the more fuel-efficient and longer-range 737 airplane on international routes. Click to enlarge.

As part of its strategic fleet renewal program, GOL has placed multiple orders for the 737 MAX, including a new order last month at the Farnborough International Airshow. In all, GOL is on track to become the largest MAX operator in Latin America with a fleet of 135 MAX airplanes.

The first MAX airplanes arriving at GOL are the MAX 8 variant, which seats up to 186 passengers in GOL's configuration. The airplane will reduce GOL's fuel use and emissions by 15 percent compared to today's single-aisle airplanes, and can fly farther than its predecessor. With the additional range, GOL said it will begin regular service from Brazil's capital Brasilia and Fortaleza to Miami and Orlando. GOL also plans new international routes to Quito, the capital of Ecuador, with the MAX.

Thirty of GOL's new airplanes will be for the larger MAX 10, which will enable GOL to comfortably serve more than 30 additional passengers.

"GOL is a pioneer in bringing affordable fares to Latin America since its inception. We are honored to have such a great partner officially join the Boeing 737 MAX family and serve as one of its ambassadors in the region," said Ricardo Cavero, vice president of Commercial Sales in Latin America for The Boeing Company. "We are confident the 737 MAX will help GOL continue bringing great fares and service to its customers, especially with the new 737 MAX 10 that will arrive in the future."

GOL also uses Boeing Global Services to improve its operational efficiency through products and services such as Airplane Health Management for its 737 MAX fleet, Maintenance Performance Toolbox and the Engine Fleet Planning and Costing (EFPAC) tool.

Latest videos and podcasts: Compass Edge Finland - Interview with Deiv Salutskij, MD, Korean Air - Exclusive Interview, Korean Food and Soju - Interview with Jaeyoung Lee, Executive Chef of Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, AAPA Charts Priorities for Future Aviation Development, Asia Pacific Aviation Industry Update - AAPA Assembly of Presidents 2018 Press Conference, World's Best Airport Hotel - Interview with GM of Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Singapore, What is a Moxy Hotel? Interview, Plastic, Climate Change and Sustainable Tourism - Interview with WWF, JW Marriott Phuket - Interview with Matthias Y. Sutter, GM, Sustainable Hotels - Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Interview with GM, Bruno Cristol, Saving Boracay Island, Philippines - Interview, Sustaining Tourism - Interview with Eric Ricaurte, Sustainable Hotels - Interview with GM of JW Marriott Phuket, Diving in Phuket, Thailand - Interview with Sea Bees' Karen Lewis, Anthony Lark Explains PHIST, Raya Heritage Resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand - Interview, Pattana Golf Club & Resort in Sriracha, Thailand - Interview with MD, Thomas Tapken, airBaltic Airbus A220-300 Interview with Martin Gauss, CEO, Jake Needham - Interview with an American Author in Bangkok, Dell Precision 7730 Mobile Workstation (Three Videos) and Dusit Thani Bangkok - Is It Really Going to Close?.

See latest HD Video Interviews, Podcasts and other news regarding: GOL, Boeing, Brazil.

Subscribe to our Latest Travel News Daily Email Free of Charge by simply entering your email address to the right. You can also stay updated with our RSS Feed Free Travel News RSS Feed and even add the travel news to your website. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.
     
Latest Travel News
Advertising
Advertising
Copyright © 1997-2018 TravelNewsAsia.com