In response to a reduced demand for air travel during the coronavirus outbreak Brazil’s largest domestic airline, GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (GOL), is further readjusting its domestic flight network from 28 March to 3 May. This will result in a total reduction in GOL’s total flight capacity to approximately 92% in domestic markets and 100% in international markets.
The Brazilian carrier will maintain an essential network of 50 daily flights between São Paulo International Airport in Guarulhos (GRU) and 26 other cities of Brazil. Meanwhile, the airline’s regular regional and international operations will be suspended.
The airline asserts it is committed to doing everything it can to help the country through this pandemic. By providing this essential service it will be able to transport key necessary items such as medicines, as well as passengers needing to travel.
With the airline continuing to monitor the situation it will adjust its flight service according to the specific demand from the 26 cities and will provide additional flights where needed and appropriate to regional and international destinations.