Posted on: 05 March 2010 by Mark Howells
GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes has announced its preliminary traffic figures for February 2010.
Revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) generated across the whole of Gol’s system totalled 2,523,100,000, a 46.9% increase over February 2009’s figure of 1,718,000,000. Available seat kilometres (ASKs) went up by 18.2% to 3,467,600,000 from 2,932,800,000 in the same period last year.
This resulted in a load factor of 72.8%, a considerable 14.2 percentage points up on the 58.6% achieved last February.
GOL noted that because of its fleet renewal allied to strong demand, aircraft utilisation exceeded 12.5 block hours/day, above the 11 block hours/day recorded in February 2009. These two factors thus helped increase GOL’s cost advantages in its operational markets.