Gol Linhas Aereas is a Brazilian airline based in Comandante Lineu Gomes Square, São Paulo City, Brazil. It is now owned by AeroPar Participações, Venture and American International Group.
It owns the brand Varig although the name Varig refers to the informally known 'new' Varig, founded in 2006 and not to the 'old' Varig, founded in 1927. Its main hubs are São Paulo's Congonhas Airport, Rio de Janeiro's Galeão International Airport and Brasília International Airport - Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek. Gol also has focus operations at Belo Horizonte Int'l Airport, Rio de Janeiro's Santos Dumont Airport, São Paulo's Guarulhos International Airport and Porto Alegre's Salgado Filho International Airport.
Gol refers to itself as Gol Intelligent Airlines (Gol Linhas aéreas inteligentes in Portuguese) as a slogan. The company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as 'GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A.'
The airline was established in 2000 and started operations on January 15, 2001. On June 24, 2004 Gol launched simultaneous initial public offerings on the New York and São Paulo stock exchanges. The growth in Gol's stock price made the Constantino family a member of the Forbes Magazine billionaire list in 2005.
On March 28, 2007 Gol officially purchased part of the assets of VARIG - VRG Linhas Aéreas, informally known as 'new Varig', a new airline that owned the brand Varig, for US$320 million from Volo Gro
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