GOL launches daily flights to Lima, Peru

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(official press release by GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes)

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Feb. 12 — GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes, Brazil’s low-cost, low-fare airline, announces daily flights to Lima, Peru beginning today. The new route, connecting Brazil and the Andean country, is an important part of GOL’s expansion plans in South America. Daily flights will depart from Galeao Airport, in Rio de Janeiro, making one stop at Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos airport.

Lima is the company’s eighth international destination — GOL currently flies to Buenos Aires, Rosario and Cordoba (Argentina), Montevideo (Uruguay), Asuncion (Paraguay), Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) and Santiago (Chile).

According to information from the Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, business between Brazil and Peru has increased from US$1.4 billion in 2005 to US$2.3 billion in 2006. Exports from Brazil to Peru reached US$933 million in 2005 and were approximately US$1.5 billion last year. Imports increased from US$459 million to US$788 million over the same period. In November 2006, Brazil and Peru signed 12 bilateral agreements to further strengthen the relationship between the two countries. "Peru’s economy is expanding and has a strong tourism market, making the country an important destination in South America," adds Gargioni.

Below is the flight schedule:

Origin Destination Freq. Departure Arrival
Sao Paulo (Guarulhos) Lima daily 10:00 p.m. 12:10 a.m.
Lima Sao Paulo (Guarulhos) daily 12:50 a.m. 8:20 a.m.
Rio (Galeao) Lima (via Sao Paulo) daily 8:30 p.m. 12:10 a.m.
Lima (via Sao Paulo) Rio (Galeao) daily 12:50 a.m. 9:50 a.m.

(local times)

About GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes:

GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes is one of the most profitable and fastest growing low-cost, low-fare airlines in the industry worldwide. GOL shares are listed on the NYSE and the Bovespa. GOL: here everyone can fly!

For more information, please access our site at www.voegol.com.br.

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