GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes, Brazil’s low-cost, low-fare airline, yesterday began operating daily flights to the city of Ilhes, in southeast Bahia. The new flights will operate on the Sao Paulo (Guarulhos) – Ilheus – Salvador route.
Located 458 km from Salvador, Ilheus is the most important city in the Costa do Cacau region of Bahia. The city, which is over 470 years old, has been the setting of several novels by the renowned Brazilian author Jorge Amado (1912-2001), for whom Ilheus’ airport is named. Main attractions include the city’s beautiful beaches and Atlantic Forest Reserves. Last year, the number of passengers flying to and from Ilheus was approximately 238,075, a 13.1 percent increase over 2004.
source: PR news wire