Brazil’s Gol Airline Becomes the First Carrier to Restart 737 MAX Flights


Brazil’s Gol became on Wednesday afternoon the first airline in the world to fly the Boeing 737 MAX commercially since the planes were grounded last year, following two deadly crashes that killed hundreds of passengers.

According to data published by  FlightRadar24, which is a website that tracks plane routs in South America and all over the world, the first flight Gol did with the 737 MAX jets was between the Brazilian cities of Porto Alegre and Sao Paulo. 

The Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes plane was due to return to Sao Paulo on Wednesday night.

Brazil’s civil aviation regulator ANAC lifted its no-fly order on the 737 jets in late November, following a similar decision by the United States Federal Aviation Administration. 

Gol, which has ordered more than 737 planes from Boeing, hasn’t made any official comment about the flight.

According to a Business Insider report, American Airlines is expected to be the next operator to restart flights with the MAX, on December 29th.

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