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SOURCE GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A.
SAO PAULO, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), (S&P: B, Fitch: B-, Moody's: B3), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America announces its preliminary air traffic figures for April 2014.
Demand for seats increased by 7.9% in April, accompanied by a 9.1 percentage point increase in the load factor to 76.8%, the highest April figure since 2006. The result reflects the Company's new load factor level. On the eve of Easter Holiday, GOL transported 140,990 passengers, a record for a single day.
GOL reduced its domestic supply by 5.0%, partially due to the expansion of the GOL+ product in April. Under the new configuration, the B737-800 NGs will have 177 seats and the B737-700 NGs 138 seats. At the end of April, 80 aircraft were equipped with the new configuration.
Seat supply increased by 11.0%, while demand grew by 35.2%, pushing up the load factor by 12.6 percentage points to 70.4%. The international market result underlines the Company's strategy of gradually increasing its foreign-currency revenue portion.
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ABOUT GOL LINHAS AEREAS INTELIGENTES S.A.
GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, offers around 910 daily flights to 67 destinations in 15 countries in South America, Caribbean and the United States under the GOL and VARIG brands, using a young, modern fleet of Boeing 737-700 and 737-800 Next Generation aircraft, the safest, most efficient and most economical of their type. The SMILES loyalty program allows members to accumulate miles and redeem tickets to more than 560 locations around the world via flights with foreign partner airlines.
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