SAO PAULO , April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (Bovespa: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), Brazil's low-cost airline, announces that it has received approval from Anac, the Brazilian civil aviation authority, to operate regular flights from Santos Dumont airport ( Rio de Janeiro ) to Belo Horizonte (Confins airport), Brasilia and Vitoria.
Flights to Vitoria have begun with five daily frequencies, three of which operate Monday through Saturday, two other frequencies operate daily. One of the daily flights connects Santos Dumont airport and Manaus, after stopovers in Vitoria and Brasilia . This is the only daytime, nonstop flight between Vitoria and Manaus. The second daily flight connects Santos Dumont and Manaus via Brasilia , bringing the total connections between Rio de Janeiro and the Amazonas state capital to two in addition to existing daily connections between the Rio de Janeiro's Galeao airport and Manaus.
Beginning May 4, 2009 , GOL will launch direct flights from Santos Dumont airport to Belo Horizonte (Confins) and Brasilia , two of the Company's principal distribution hubs in Brazil , which will permit quick connections to cities across the country, including Salvador , Cuiaba, Goiania, Palmas, Belem , Recife , Macapa, Boa Vista, Sao Luis and Maraba.
In addition to the new flights from Santos Dumont, GOL also offers several flight options between Galeao and Belo Horizonte , Brasilia and Vitoria. The Company offers six daily flights to Brasilia , four daily flights to Confins ( Belo Horizonte ) and two daily flights to Vitoria, though a third frequency will be available beginning May 15, 2009 .
SOURCE GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.