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GOL hopes to operate 50% Boeing 737 MAX by 2025

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, Brazil’s largest low-cost airline, has been a devoted Boeing 737 operator ever since the airline’s establishment in 2000. Two fatal crashes and a world-wide grounding of Boeing’s latest addition to the jetliner family, has not changed its management’s belief that the 737 MAX is the best aircraft for the Brazilian market. The carrier hopes that the model would make up half of its fleet...


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United courting Brazil’s Azul for partnership with Avianca, Copa

These days U.S. legacy carriers are vying for their piece of the Latin America cake. The latest in line – United Airlines. Brazil’s Azul Linhas Aéreas is reportedly in talks to join United, along with Avianca Holdings and Copa Holdings, in a partnership for flights between the U.S. and Latin America. With Delta’s newly acquired 20% stake in Chilean carrier LATAM and American Airlines’ alleged negotiations with Brazi...


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American Airlines-GOL partnership to counter Delta-LATAM deal?

After American Airlines’ proposed venture with Chile’s LATAM Airlines Group was stopped in its tracks, in a true soap opera style, the U.S. carrier may once again be courting Brazilian low-cost carrier GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes to counter rival Delta Air Lines’ deal and continue on its South America strategy....


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GOL Airlines B737 shoots fireballs out of engine, forced to land

A regular one-hour flight to São Paulo on Tuesday afternoon, January 15, 2019, turned into a ‘blazing’ experience for passengers flying with GOL Airlines. Footage taken by a passenger on board has spread online showing the moment the Being 737’s engine started ‘shooting fireballs’....