October 6, 2012 - Boeing and GOL Linhas Aereas
Inteligentes announced GOL's purchase of 60 737
MAX airplanes. GOL plans to use the new
super-efficient 737 MAX to increase operational
efficiency and reduce costs.
The order is valued at approximately $6 billion
at published list prices, making it the largest
order in GOL's 12-year history and the largest
airplane order from a single airline in South
America's aviation history.
"The decision to order Boeing 737 MAX is in line
with our commitment to maintain 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."