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Gol Linhas' (GOL) Q4 View Upbeat on Improved Air-Travel Demand

With an anticipated 15.4% increase in demand, Gol Linhas (GOL) predicts passenger revenue per available seat kilometers to ascend 35% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes GOL provided its expectations for the fourth quarter of 2021. The company’s quarterly performance is expected to have been aided by improved air-travel demand in Brazil and the resumption of international operations in November 2021.

For the fourth quarter of 2021, Gol Linhas anticipates EBITDA margin to be approximately 35%, while it expects EBIT margin to be around 28%. GOL estimates average fuel price per liter to be R$4.11.

Gol Linhas predicts passenger revenue per available seat kilometers to increase 35% year over year in the fourth quarter. It expects cost per available seat kilometers, excluding fuel, to decrease 12% from the fourth quarter of 2020. Total demand, measured in revenue passenger kilometers, is forecast to increase 15.4% year over year in the fourth quarter. Total capacity, measured in available seat kilometers, is expected to climb 13.2% year over year in the same period. GOL estimates total number of seats to increase 20.9% year over year in the fourth quarter.

Gol Linhas is slated to release fourth-quarter 2021 earnings numbers on Feb 17.

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