Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Gol to get $412 million form Boeing over the 737 MAX groundings

Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes the Brazillian airline has confirmed today that it is going to get a total of BRL2.4 billion that's around $412.03 million in compensation from the US planemaker Boeing Co for the grounding of the 737 MAX aircraft. 

Boeing would not confirm the payment earlier today, but comes at a crucial time for the airline as it struggles to cope with a vast drop in demand because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

The airline has also started to require passengers to wear face masks during their flights. The requirement came into force on 1`0th May and goes hand in hand with other measures the airline is taking to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. The carrier has introduced alcohol-based hand rub dispensers in its aircraft for crew members and passengers. Instigated social distancing methods at airports, check-in, departure lounge and boarding.  Greatly reduced its in-flight service offering and implemented an improved night cleaning process with the use of hospital-grade disinfectant for the service galleries and all areas of intense use in the cabin, including that of the pilots. After each flight, surfaces are wiped again with disinfectant to boost the cleaning that was done overnight.  

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