GOL Launches Flights to Montevideo, Uruguay

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes (NYSE:GOL) (Bovespa: GOLL4), Brazil’s low-cost, low-fare airline, today began selling tickets for its newest international destination, Montevideo, Uruguay. The inaugural flight is confirmed for January 1st, 2006. GOL will offer daily flights departing from Guarulhos airport in Sao Paulo at 9:00 PM, with a stop in Porto Alegre (RS). Returning flights — Montevideo to Sao Paulo — will depart Montevideo at 6:15 AM, arriving in Guarulhos at 9:30 AM.

“Starting operations to Montevideo will provide more South American passengers access to high quality, technologically advanced and safe air transportation at the lowest fares available in the market,” says Tarcisio Gargioni, vice-president of Marketing and Services at GOL.

With a population of 3.4 million, Uruguay is the third most frequented South American destination by Brazilians flying to neighboring countries. In 2003, approximately 251,000 passengers flew between Brazil and Uruguay. The country is a member of the MERCOSUR (the South American trade block, comprised of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) with strong meat and leather industries. “GOL is always working to expand the number of destinations we offer to our customers, but we also aim to increase the number of passengers traveling between Brazil and its neighboring countries,” adds Gargioni.

Tickets are available for purchase 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*

Sao Paulo Montevideo Daily 9:00 PM 12:20 AM
(Guarulhos) (Next Day)

Montevideo Sao Paulo Daily 6:15 AM 9:30 AM

Porto Alegre Montevideo Daily 11:00 PM 12:20 AM
(Next Day)

Montevideo Porto Alegre Daily 6:15 AM 7:30 AM

* local time

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