GOL launched its latest Brazilian domestic service on 19 June, a daily service between Salvador de Bahia and João Pessoa. To celebrate, the former airport held a route launch party which included a tropical-looking cake, designed to remember Saint John’s Day, widely celebrated all over Northeast Brazil. The carrier will operate the 739-kilometre sector using its mixed fleet of 737s based on OAG schedules data, with no other carrier presently operating the route.
- GOL commenced two new routes this week, starting on 29 June with a daily service between Salvador de Bahia (SSA) and João Pessoa (JPA). The carrier will serve the 739-kilometre Brazilian domestic city pairing using its mixed fleet of 737s based on OAG schedules analyser data. The carrier is no stranger to the route, having last flown it as a scheduled operation in February 2013. The two airports were also connected by Azul Airlines until February 2016. Along with this service, the following day GOL launched a 2,150-kilometre sector between Rio de Janeiro Galeao (GIG) and Santa Cruz Viru Viru (VVI) in Bolivia. The airline will operate a weekly (Saturdays) rotation on the route using its 737-800s, with no other airline presently connecting the two airports.