Airline orders 60 Boeing 737 planes
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
Brazil’s GOL grows its fleet with Boeing 737 MAX models. AFP photoBrazilian carrier GOL has ordered 60 of Boeing’s 737 MAX airplanes, Boeing announced on Oct. 1.
The deal, the largest-ever aircraft order by a South American airline, has a list price value of $6 billion, Boeing said.
“The decision to order Boeing 737 MAX is in line with our commitment to maintaining a modern and safe fleet that will allow us to sustain our competitive advantage in the long term,” said Paulo Kakinoff, CEO of GOL.
“The new airplanes will have one of the best cost-benefit ratios in the market due to its unique operational economy, so it is fully compatible with our low-cost model.” GOL operates around 810 daily flights to 63 destinations in Brazil and 12 elsewhere in South America and the Caribbean.