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GOL Increases 2017 Guidance

SÃO PAULO, Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. ("GOL" or "Company"), (NYSE: GOL and B3: GOLL4), Brazil's #1 airline, announces an increase in its guidance for the full year 2017.  The revision is based on 3Q17 financial results and the air traffic figures for 9M17, improved operating and financial performance, and the Company's commitment to capacity discipline.

GOL believes it has matched the Company's supply of seats with demand for its air transportation services, as indicated by GOL's consistently high load factors.  The 2017 revised guidance (table below) reflects the continuity of this strategy.

Financial Outlook (IFRS)

Full year 2017


Full year 2017


Average operating fleet



Variation in supply (ASK)

0% to -2%

+/- 0.5%

Variation in total seats

-3% to -5%

+/- 2%

Variation in volume of departures

-3% to -5%

+/- 4%

Average load factor

77% to 79%

+/- 79%

Net Revenues (billion)

+/- R$10

+/- R$10.3

Non-fuel CASK (R$ cents)

+/- 14

+/- 13.7

Aircraft rent (billion)

+/- R$1

+/- R$1

EBITDA margin

12% to 14%


Operating (EBIT) margin

7% to 9%

+/- 9%

Fully-diluted shares outstanding (million)



Earnings per share ? fully diluted1

R$0.38 to R$0.52

R$0.80 a R$0.90

Fully-diluted ADS outstanding (million)



Earnings per ADS ? fully diluted1

US$0.57 to US$0.78

US$1.25 a US$1.40

Net Debt/EBITDA2

+/- 4.2x

+/- 3.4x

(1) After participation of minority interest. (2) Net Debt excluding perpetual bonds.

The Company's guidance for the full year 2017 is: a variation in ASK of approximately 0.5%, a variation in total seats of 2% and an average load factor of 79%. Full-year CASK ex-fuel is expected to be around R$13.70 cents. GOL expects EBITDA margin near 14%, operating margin of approximately 9%, earnings per share of R$0.80 to R$0.90 and earnings per ADS between R$1.25 and R$1.40. The Company's leverage (Net Debt/EBITDA) is expected to be around 3.4x.

GOL believes that its leadership in rational capacity and yield management, combined with its lowest cost operations and a highest quality passenger service, will enable the Company to increase its competitive advantages and effectively manage passenger demand.

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About GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A.
Brazil's largest airline group. GOL is Brazil's largest airline, carrying 33 million passengers annually on more than 700 daily flights to 63 destinations, 52 in Brazil and 11 in South America and the Caribbean, on a fleet of 120 Boeing 737 aircraft, with a further 120 Boeing 737 MAX on order. GOLLOG is a leading cargo transportation and logistics business serving more than 2,200 Brazilian municipalities and, through partners, 205 international destinations in 95 countries. SMILES is one of the largest coalition loyalty programs in Latin America, with over 12 million registered participants, allowing clients to accumulate miles and redeem tickets for more than 700 locations worldwide. GOL has a team of more than 15,000 highly skilled aviation professionals delivering Brazil's top on-time performance, and an industry leading 16 year safety record. GOL's shares are traded on the NYSE (GOL) and the B3 (GOLL4).


SOURCE GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.

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