Gol Linhas Aéreas released its third quarter results on November 6, in which it achieved record revenue, with an increase in the number of passengers transported and the load factor of its flights.
Despite this, the airline recognized that the fleet modernization program is suffering a major impact from the problems faced by Boeing, its exclusive supplier.
Of 15 737 MAX 8 jets scheduled to be delivered in 2023, only one (registration PR-XMZ) arrived at the company, precisely in the 3rd quarter (August 29).
Because of this, the current fleet of 141 aircraft shrank as Gol returned three 737 NGs while adding a 737-800BCF freighter, within the partnership with Mercado Livre e-commerce company.
As of September 30, Gol had 97 737NG (80 737-800 and 17 737-700), 39 737 MAX 8 and five 737 freighters. A 6th 737-800BCF was delivered in October
The airline has a large order for 737 MAX jets with Boeing, which includes 69 737-8 and 37 737-10, a high-capacity variant that should be delivered from 2025.
The model, however, has not yet been certified by the FAA, the US civil aviation authority, which should occur at the end of next year.