Posted on: 29 March 2010 by Mark Howells
GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes is launching scheduled flights to a new international destination: Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic.
The flights, which have already been approved by the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac) and other competent authorities, begin on 3 April. The company has already been flying chartered flights to Punta Cana.
To begin with, flights will take place weekly on Saturdays, from Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo international airports at 09:00 and 11:05, respectively, arriving in Caracas, Venezuela, at 15:30 for a short stop over before taking off at 16:10 and arriving in Punta Cana at 18:15. On the return trip, the aircraft will leave the Dominican Republic at 21:00, arriving in Caracas at 22:05, before flying on to Brazil. All times are local.
The flights will be handled by Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft under the Varig brand and will be equipped with the differentiated Comfort Class services which offer more space between seats, hot meals and individual onboard entertainment, as well as increased privacy, a 150% SMILES mileage bonus, an exclusive check-in counter and priority boarding and disembarking.