Gol Transportes Aéroes (also known as VRG Linhas Aéreas) is the 2nd largest Brazilian airline by market share and fleet and is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The airline operates a growing domestic and international scheduled network – its main hubs are Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. In addition, Gol Airlines has focus operations at Belo Horizonte, Porte Alegre and Punta Cana.
Born in the dynamic Brazilian city of Sao Paulo in 2001, GOL has grown over 10 years into a giant low cost airline with 138 aircrafts flying to 62 destinations. GOL currently offers the most extensive and convenient route network in South America and the Caribbean, with almost 900 flights a day to 62 destinations, domestic and international, in 13 countries. Combined with operational partnerships with foreign and domestic companies, GOL's route network is among the best for clients that want to travel to Brazil, within Brazil, or from Brazil.
The next-generation Boeing 737-700 and 737-800 aircraft used by GOL are equipped with winglets, a technology that helps reduce operational costs even further. With a new and modern fleet, GOL's operations are differentiated by reduced maintenance costs and low fuel consumption, which translates into high use and efficiency rates for the company. In accordance with its corporate objectives, GOL once again revolutionized Brazilian aviation when it acquired VRG Linhas Aéreas, operating the VARIG brand, on March 28, 2007. The acquisition was one of the most important steps in GOL's history, allowing it to expand its market coverage and operating capacity.
Looking ahead, GOL continues to evaluate opportunities to expand its operations, opening new flights in the domestic market and in other high traffic international centers, in South America and the Caribbean. Exciting times to fly with Gol Airlines!