GOL Begins Flights to Rosario, Argentina

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes (Bovespa: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), Brazil’s low cost, low fare airline, today began operating flights to Rosario, Argentina. The Company will offer three weekly flights (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) leaving Galeao International Airport, in Rio de Janeiro, with a stop in Porto Alegre. Return flights will depart from Rosario on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with connections from Sao Paulo to all destinations in Brazil where GOL has operations. Rosario is GOL’s third destination in Argentina — the Company currently flies to Buenos Aires and Cordoba.

“GOL’s flight to Rosario will connect important commercial and industrial centers of South America. Additionally, this flight will contribute to the growing tourism market, as we expect the number of people from Argentina visiting, or planning to visit, Brazil will continue to increase through this season,” says Tarcisio Gargioni, vice-president of Marketing and Services at GOL.

Rosario is located in the province of Santa Fe and the third most important city in Argentina (behind Cordoba and the capital, Buenos Aires). Santa Fe is Argentina’s main industrial and business region and one of the largest growing areas of South America. The metropolitan Rosario area is home to 42% of the region’s industrial business, responsible for 53% of the region’s job generation and 62% of its industrial output. With a population of approximately 1.2 million, the city is responsible for half of the Santa Fe region’s GDP and approximately 5% of Argentine GDP — which is expected to reach US$ 160 million by the end of 2005.

Tickets are available for purchase by telephone, through your travel agent, or on GOL’s website, http://www.voegol.com.br/. Please see the destination table below for more information on flight schedules:

Origin Destination Frequency Departs* Arrives*
Galeao Rosario Monday,
(RJ – Brazil) (Argentina) Wednesday, and 8:30 PM 12:10 AM
Friday
Rosario Galeao Tuesday,
(Argentina) (RJ – Brazil) Thursday, and 4:55 AM 9:50 AM
Saturday
Porto Alegre Rosario Monday,
(RS – Brazil) (Argentina) Wednesday and 11:00 PM 12:10 AM
Friday
Rosario Porto Alegre Tuesday,
(Argentina) (RS – Brazil) Thursday and 4:55 AM 7:30 AM
Saturday

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