The airline will operate Gol Direct flights between Fortaleza and Miami From the 3rd of December. The decision is part of the company’s plan to expand international routes, with a focus on decentralizing the southeast axis. The new division aims to reach customers in neighboring capitals, such as Recife and Salvador, and increase the number of connections with other cities in the United States. But what is the effect of returning the path?
“We want to sell not only Brazil, but Ciara. Those Americans who go to the Caribbean can explore Fortaleza, Jericoacoara, they were Quebrada, there are a lot of things,” confirms Jules International Markets Sales Director, Luis Teixeira. The CEO believes that the movement can significantly increase the The number of tourists in the state As well as to provide more opportunities to travel abroad.
“We are busy, but we need more, which is why we are betting on Fortaleza. We also need the support of Ciara, the government and the people. I imagine that from the moment we get half a dozen Americans into Ciara, that number will only double,” he assessed in an interview with People.
Round trip tickets available from the last week of August Site from GOL (with prices around 7000 Brazilian Real) The new line is expected to run weekly on Saturdays, with take-off at Pinto Martins International Airport at 11am. The flight will take an average of 6h50min and land at 16h50min in Florida, depending on the local time zone.
The novelty may be favorable for airline customers, as current flights to Miami depart from Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport, in Brasilia, with connections in the cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
But what does the Miami travel experience look like? To report the route, not the direct route yet, People I ran out of the Fortaleza – Miami itinerary between July 31 and August 1, departing from Fortaleza to Brasilia at 5:20 AM on Sunday. The route lasted about two hours and 30 minutes. The flight was fully occupied and service was on board at 6am, with a choice of one 20g Tortuguitas cookie, plus drinks like water, coffee and juices.
After a day in the Federal District, the flight to Miami took place at 8:20 a.m. Friday, the first, on the plane. 737 Max 8, main focus GOL. The model is considered one of the most technical in the fleet and increases the productivity of the aircraft by 24%, as well as reducing fuel consumption. The plane has a capacity of 186 passengers, with 20 seats in premium economy class and another 166 in economy class. Among the advantages of premium economy class: a free middle seat, which provides increased comfort; greater accumulation of miles in the Smiles program, allowing customers to travel more; Free and priority baggage, with the right to carry two bags of up to 23 kg each; exclusive hand luggage compartment; Priority check-in and boarding.
Passengers excellent They also get a set with a pillow and blanket, as well as a sock, eye patch, toothbrush and toothpaste. To start the service on board, the flight attendants serve a “welcome drink” with sparkling wine, water or juice. Lunch, fillet with cassava, rice and farfalle with soju sauce, is served around 12 noon. At 4:30 p.m., the company serves bread stuffed with cheese, ham, and herb bread, accompanied by grilled tomatoes and Minas cheese.
One of the company’s features is Entertainment service On board, it is made possible thanks to the Wifi that is provided to customers’ devices. Gol also offers internet packages, which cost between 25 and 58 BRL, depending on demand. The online platform gives direct access to the entertainment system, which contains a variety of movie and series options, as well as playlists. However, the service was not available on the one-way road between Brasilia and Miami. Overall, the flights I have experienced People It happened on schedule and without major complications.
(The reporter traveled to Miami at the invitation of an ogre)
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How to reach the destination
To date, direct flights to Miami are operated by airlines Azul, British Airlines, Gol and Latam. Routes operate weekly and depart with connections from airports located in the cities of Fortaleza, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Round-trip fares range from R$5,500 to R$8,000 for the latter half of 2022.
Changes between international destinations indicate potential paths for tourism after the pandemic’s first cycles. As stated by Gol CEO Luiz Teixeira, the demands of travelers have changed since the beginning of 2020. Airlines in turn are seeking to adapt services in an attempt to return to the budget they were in two years ago. Some examples are the new proposals for expansion and investment in sustainable measures. On the other hand, governments continue to invest in tourism as one of the ways to boost the economy.
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