GOL Transportes Aéreos (also known as VRG Linhas Aéreas) is a Brazilian airline headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The airline operates a growing domestic and international scheduled network – its main hubs are Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. In addition, GOL Airlines has focus operations at Belo Horizonte, Porte Alegre, Salvador da Bahia and Punta Cana. The airline mainly focuses on offering flights within Brazil but also flies to various destinations across South, Central and North America.
The airline was commenced operations in 2001 when it flew its first service from Brasilia to São Paulo. Today, GOL is one of the largest airlines in Brazil and the biggest low-cost airline in the country, offering flights to over 80 destinations across 11 countries.
GOL flies to many destinations, with a large domestic route network, as well as flights to destinations across the Americas. Destinations include Belem, Campinas, Carajás, Fortaleza, Joinville, Natal, Petrolina, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador da Bahia, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Cancún, Miami, Montvideo and more.
|Aracaju||Santa Maria Airport (AJU)|
|Araçatuba||Araçatuba Airport (ARU)|
|Belém||Val de Cans International Airport (BEL)|
|Belo Horizonte||Tancredo Nevel International Airport (CNF)|
|Boa Vista||Boa Vista International Airport (BVB)|
|Brasília||Brasília International Airport (BSB)|
|Caldas Novas||Caldas Novas Airport (CLV)|
|Campina Grande||Campina Grande Airport (CPV)|
|Campinas||Viracopos International Airport (VCP)|
|Campo Grande||Campo Grande International Airport (CGR)|
|Carajás||Carajás Airport (CKS)|
|Cascavel||Adalberto Mendes da Silva Airport (CAC)|
|Caxias do Sul||Hugo Cantergiani Regional Airport (CXJ)|
|Chapecó||Serafin Enoss Bertaso Airport (XAP)|
|Cruzeiro do Sul||Cruzeiro do Sul International Airport (CZS)|
|Cuiabá||Marechal Rondon International Airport (CGB)|
|Curitiba||Afonso Pena International Airport (CWB)|
|Fernando de Noronha||Fernando de Noronha Airport (FEN)|
|Florianópolis||Hercílio Luz International Airport (FLN)|
|Fortaleza||Fortaleza International Airport (FOR)|
|Foz do Iguaçu||Foz do Iguaçu International Airport (IGU)|
|Goiânia||Santa Genoveva Airport (GYN)|
|Ilhéus||Ilhéus Jorge Amado Airport (IOS)|
|Jericoacoara||Comte Ariston Pessoa Regional Airport (JJD)|
|João Pessoa||Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport (JPA)|
|Joinville||Joinville-Lauro Carneiro de Loyola Airport (JOI|
|Juazeiro do Norte||Juazeiro do Norte Airport (JDO)|
|Juiz de Fora||Zona da Mata Regional Airport (IZA)|
|Londrina||Londrina Airport (LDB)|
|Macapá||Macapá International Airport (MCP)|
|Maceió||Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport (MCZ)|
|Manaus||Eduardo Gomes International Airport (MAO)|
|Marabá||Marabá Airport (MAB)|
|Maringá||Maringá Regional Airport (MGF)|
|Montes Claros||Montes Claros Airport (MOC)|
|Natal||Greater Natal International Airport (NAT)|
|Navegantes||Ministro Victor Konder International Airport (NVT)|
|Palmas||Palmas Airport (PMW)|
|Passo Fundo||Lauro Kurtz Airport (PFB)|
|Petrolina||Petrolina Airport (PNZ)|
|Porto Alegre||Salgado Filho International Airport (POA)|
|Porto Seguro||Porto Seguro Airport (BPS)|
|Porto Velho||Governador Jorge Teixeira de Oliveria International Airport (PVH)|
|Presidente Prudente||Presidente Prudente (PPB)|
|Recife||Recife Airport (REC)|
|Rio Branco||Rio Branco International Airport (RBR)|
|Rio de Janiero||Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport (GIG)|
|Santos Dumont Airport (SDU)|
|Salvador da Bahia||Deputado Luis Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA)|
|Santarém||Santarém-Maestro Wilson Fonseca Airport (STM)|
|São Luis||Marechal Cunha Machado International Airport (SLZ)|
|São Paulo||São Paulo–Congonhas Airport (CGH)|
|Sāo Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport (GRU)|
|Terisina||Terisina Airport (THE)|
|Uberlândia||Uberlândia Airport (UDI)|
|Vitória||Eurico de Aguiar Salles Airport (VIX)|
|Vitória da Conquista||Pedro Otacílio Figueiredo Airport (VDC)|
|Argentina||Buenos Aires||Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)|
|Córdoba||Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International Airport (COR)|
|Mendoza||Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport (MDZ)|
|Rosario||Rosario – Islas Malvinas International Airport (ROS)|
|Bolivia||Santa Cruz de la Sierra||Viru Viru Interntional Airport (VVI)|
|Chile||Santiago||Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL)|
|Dominican Republic||Punta Cana||Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ)|
|Ecuador||Quito||Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO)|
|Guatemala||Guatemala||La Aurora International Airport (GUA)|
|Mexico||Cancún||Cancún International Airport (CUN)|
|Paraguay||Asunción||Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASU)|
|Perú||Lima||Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM)|
|Suriname||Paramaribo||Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport (PBM)|
|United States||Miami||Miami International Airport (MIA)|
|United States||Orlando||Orlando International Airport (MCO)|
|Uruguay||Montevideo||Carrasco International Airport (MVD)|
|Punta del Este||Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport (PDP)|
Passengers are given a free carry-on bag with a maximum weight of up to 10kg (22lbs), as well as a personal item, such as a laptop and bag or duty-free shopping bag.
Checked baggage should not exceed more than 23kgs (51 lbs) and cannot exceed the dimensions of 50 cm x 28 cm x 80 cm (20" x 11"x 31")
The free baggage allowance that you're entitled to depend on which fare your purchase. The free baggage allowance is as follows:
|No free checked baggage||No free checked baggage||1 item of free checked baggage||2 items of free checked baggage||2 items of free checked baggage|
If the checked baggage allowance isn't sufficient, passengers can purchase checked baggage at an additional cost to their flight.
Online check-in is available through the GOL online check-in page. Passengers just need to enter the relevant flight information to check-in. Online check-in times are as follows:
|Domestic Flights||48 hours before flight departure time||45 minutes before flight departure time|
|48 hours before flight departure time||75 minutes before flight departure time|
|International Flights to USA||24 hours before flight departure time||60 minutes before flight departure time|
Passengers can check-in at the airport by visiting one of the airport check-in desks or a self-service kiosk with the relevant travel documents. Airport check-in times are as follows:
|Domestic Flights||48 hours before flight departure time||40 minutes before flight departure time|
|48 hours before flight departure time||60 minutes before flight departure time|
|International Flights to USA||24 hours before flight departure time||60 minutes before flight departure time|
Depending on the length and destination of your flight, the airline offers a variety of menu choices to make your trip even more enjoyable. This includes complimentary beverages on all flights and meals or light meals on international flights. On flights classed as medium to long-distance, the airline also provides comfort items like blankets, pillows and dental kits.
Economy offers comfortable new seating. Economy Class seats are set out in a 3 x 3 formation and give 30–32" of seat pitch and 17" of width.
From check-in to disembarkation, Premium Economy brings convenience and exclusive benefits on international flights.
Passengers are given priority check-in and boarding, a larger baggage allowance, access to airport lounges, a comfort kit, free flight changes and more.
Onboard, Premium Economy passengers will have reserved baggage compartments, will receive a blanket, pillow and a personal toiletries kit. They'll also receive a welcome drink and enjoy an exclusive complimentary menu with hot meals and snacks, in addition to wines and other beverage options.
When flying Premium Economy, passengers will enjoy comfort and privacy. Seats recline 50% more are either set out in a 2 x 2 formation or a 3 x 3 formation, with the middle seat left vacant.
Passengers can enjoy a range of food from the airline's in-flight menu. All passengers receive complimentary drinks on all flights and are also given complimentary meals or light meals on international flights.
Here's a breakdown of the complimentary food and drink that each passenger receives on international flights, depending on their cabin class and the route that they're flying:
(UNDER 50 MINS)
(50 MINS–3.5 HOURS)
INTERNATIONAL (3.5–5 HOURS)
Passengers can enjoy in-flight entertainment on their own personal electronic devices by connecting to the airline's WIFI network, GOL Online, and choosing from a range of free entertainment.
GOL's in-flight entertainment allows passengers to watch live TV or a selection of the latest and greatest TV shows and movies through Gogo Entertainment. To speed up the process, passengers can download the Gogo Entertainment app before their flight.
*Passengers must purchase in-flight internet in order to stream the in-flight entertainment
Passengers can stay connected to life on the ground through GOL's in-flight WIFI network, GOL Online. GOL Online allows passengers to enjoy internet access, with a range of different packages that are suitable for all needs.
Choose the Messages package, which allows passengers to use popular messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
Select the Light package, which allows passengers to use their electronic device for light browsing.
Or, choose the Max package, which allows passengers to stream videos and music from their favourite streaming apps, such as Spotify and Netflix.
GOL's frequent flyer program, Smiles allows passengers to earn and redeem points on GOL Airlines and all of its associated airlines. Passengers can earn Smiles points and redeem them to pay for flights and flight upgrades on the following airlines:
Passengers can also earn and use smiles points through a co-branded credit card and on other companies that are part of the Smiles loyalty program, such as Uber, hotel companies, car rental companies and more.
GOL isn't part of any airline alliance. However, it does have codeshare agreements with the following airlines:
GOL's fleet consists of entirely Boeing aircraft. The aircraft has over 120 aircraft overall, with a mix of B737-800, B737-700 and 737 MAX 8s (currently grounded).
Sao Paulo-Congonhas International Airport is one of the four commercial airports serving Sao Paulo, Brazil and is the hub for GOL Airlines. Sao-Paula Congonhas is mostly used to facilitate domestic flights in Brazil. The airport has just one terminal building and two runways.
Photo credit: Valter Campanato/ABr, Agência Brasil
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18th March 2020
GOL Airlines will continue to operate domestic flights around Brazil after cancelling international flights coming in and out of the country. The airline announced that it would not be flying all international flights between 23rd March and 30th June. Domestic flights within the country are still operating and available to purchase during this period.
30th August 2019
(The airline) has announced two new routes to Porto Alegre and Punta del Este.