Chief executive Celso Ferrer still has a chance to fly Gol’s 737 as he has the experience to get the low-cost operator out of a crisis like Covid-19 and get back on track, as well as new infrastructure. Speaking of Celso Ferrer’s experience, he is as comfortable on the flight deck of a round Boeing 737 as he is in an airline’s boardroom. That’s not just because he’s the carrier’s CEO, but also because he’s also a professional pilot — type-rated and existing on all versions of the airframes managed by the corporation.
In an interview, he said “I try to fly at least once a week, and I think I’m possibly the only airline CEO who also flies as a worker.
With 4,500 flight hours in his schedule & 13 years in Gol’s cockpits, he is about to promote to captain. That is the main occupation milestone for every professional pilot, but even more, striking as the highest-ranking individual at the third-biggest air carrier in Latin America.
Frequently transitioning between the different roles of aerial bus driver & top manager has helped Ferrer understand the corporation better, & it is giving him exclusive & valuable insights.
There are several challenges until we return to the pre-pandemic mold. We are careful, but I believe there are motives to be optimistic “said, Chief executive Celso Ferrer”.
Demand for air transfer in Brazil is recovering quickly due to the steady drop in Covid-19 cases and fatalities and the quick advance of injection in the nation. We have more than 110 million Brazilians completely vaccinated (55% of the population).
Our 3Q21 results emphasize that we have retained great discipline throughout 2021. The balance sheet is more sustainable & less leveraged than our opponent, having completed numerous relevant funding initiatives to make sure that the airline maintains enough liquidity levels to focus on revival.
One of the questions asked him was how long do you think it will take for pre-Covid traffic levels to return To which he replied, Some sections were affected such as aviation. Earlier, we used to carry 110,000 people per day, and nowadays with progress and improvement, we have an average of 70,000 customers per day that we are providing our services. But in the second quarter of 2021, GOL’s domestic fleet utilization was found to be the same as at the end of 2019, at 95% of pre-pandemic levels. The company’s daily sales are comparable to the levels we had even before the virus. We believe we are in a beneficial marketplace as travel demand speeds up from the peak summer period in the southern hemisphere.