GOL’s first freighter begins serving e-commerce company
26 / 08 / 2022
Brazilian airline GOL’s first cargo aircraft has taken off in Confins, Brazil for operations throughout the country on behalf of Latin-American e-commerce company Mercado Livre.
The Boeing 737-800BCF is the first of several that will be operated by GOLLOG, GOL’s logistics unit, for dedicated Mercado Livre operations in Brazil, according to a LinkedIn post by GOLLOG on August 23.
“The operation of this new fleet of freighters will ensure more safety and speed in the transport of large volumes of deliveries, accelerating longer journeys, as to the capitals of the North and Northeast,” said GOLLOG.
In July, AerCap Cargo signed lease agreements with GOL for six 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) aircraft. Each aircraft has a capacity of 24 tons.
Three of these aircraft are scheduled to be delivered to GOL in 2022, with the remaining three due to be delivered in 2023.
GOL Aerotech is carrying out the conversions at its maintenance centre in Confins.