GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. ("GLAI"), (NYSE: GOL and B3: GOLL4), Brazil's #1 airline, announces today preliminary air traffic figures for the month of August, 2017. Comparisons refer to the same period of 2016.
The total volume of GOL departures reduced by 0.2%, and the number of seats was up 0.5%, occasioning an increase in supply of 3.0%. Demand rose by 3.4% in the period. GOL's load factor was 78.1% in August 2017, 0.4 p.p. up over the same period of 2016.
In the domestic market, volume of departures reduced by 0.1%, and the number of seats was up 0.5% over August 2016. GOL increased its supply by 2.6% in August over the same period the year before. Domestic demand rose by 3.2% in the month. GOL's load factor was 78.6%, 0.4 p.p. up over August 2016.
In August, both international market supply and demand rose by 5.6%, resulting in a load factor of 73.9%, achieving the same level recorded in August 2016. Passengers transported were up by 1.6% over the same period of 2016.