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Updated June 27, 2022

  • Joe Breitfeller

GOL Resumes Service Between Miami International Airport and Brasilia

GOL has resumed U.S. service for the first time since the onset of the pandemic with four weekly flights between Miami International Airport and Brasilia. The carrier will increase frequencies on the route to daily service from July 4th.


GOL Boeing 737-8 MAX - Courtesy Miami International Airport

On Wednesday (May 18, 2022), Miami International Airport (MIA) announced the resumption of U.S. service by GOL for the first time since the onset of the pandemic, with the first resumed flight departing MIA for Brasilia on Tuesday, May 17th. The Miami-Brasilia route will operate four times weekly, increasing to daily service from July 4th and will be serviced with a 176-seat Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft. Currently, GOL is the only airline at MIA offering service to Brazil’s capital, and Miami and Orlando are the carrier’s only U.S. destinations.


GOL last operated at MIA in early 2020 with service to both Brasilia and Fortaleza. Prior to the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Brazil was Miami International Airport’s second busiest international market, with 1.5 million passengers in 2019. American Airlines and LATAM currently offer service between MIA and São Paulo, while only American offers service to Rio de Janeiro. GOL will also resume service between Miami and Manaus from June 4, 2022, which will increase MIA’s Brazilian routes to four.


From left: MIA Deputy Director Ken Pyatt; GOL International Head Luiz Henrique Teixeira; Kirsten Castillo, Governmental Liaison, Office of Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava; and MIA Marketing Division Manager Emir Pineda - Courtesy MIA

Founded in 2001, GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (NYSE: GOL) is Brazil’s largest airline and a leader in the business and leisure segments, carrying over 33 million guests annually. Currently, the airline offers 750 daily flights to more than 100 destinations in Brazil, South America, the Caribbean and the U.S. GOL maintains alliances with American Airlines and Air France-KLM, as well as 14 codeshare partnerships and 77+ interline agreements. The carrier operates an award winning loyalty program called ‘Smiles’, as well as GOLLOG, which delivers parcels across various regions in Brazil and abroad in partnership with Mercado Livre. GOL has 14,100 team members and operates a standardized fleet of 125 Boeing 737s.


GOL's Flight Crew for Inaugural Resumed Miami-Brasilia Flight on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - Courtesy MIA

Source(s): Miami International Airport, GOL