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GOL reports increased demand with April 2010 traffic figures

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes has announced its April 2010 traffic figures.

In April 2010, demand on GOL’s total network, measure in revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs), increased by 26.5%. The airline generated 2,291.5 million RPKs during the month compared with 1,811.6 million in April 2009.

Capacity, in available seat kilometres (ASKs) went up year-on-year by 17.4% to 3,627.1 million from 3,088.6 million. With the demand increase ahead of the capacity increase, the load factor consequently rose by 4.5 percentage points to 63.2% from April 2009’s figure of 58.7%.

Yields maintained their upward trajectory, says GOL, averaging slightly above 20 cents (R$), despite the seasonally weaker period. As a result, current yield levels are in line with the company’s financial expectations.

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