Posted on: 30 August 2018 by Mark Howells
Brazil’s GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes and Boeing have unveiled the carrier’s newly outfitted B737 MAX 8 aircraft during a celebration in Sao Paulo.
The carrier, which also took delivery of its second 737 MAX last week, is planning to fly the more fuel-efficient and longer-range 737 MAX airplane on international routes. It is due to become the biggest operator of MAX aircraft in Latin America with a total of 135, including 30 of the largest version, the MAX 10.
Paulo Kakinoff, chief executive officer of GOL, said: “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.”
The airline took delivery of the first MAX 8 earlier this year and has been improving onboard products and services, such as adding wireless internet to the Boeing Sky Interior cabin. The second 737 MAX is also now being outfitted with the same cabin amenities.
GOL’s MAX 8 aircraft are in a 186-seat configuration. With their additional range, GOL says it will begin regular service from the capital Brasilia and Fortaleza to Miami and Orlando in the US. It also plans new international routes to Quito, the capital of Ecuador, with the MAX.
Written by: Mark Thomas