Brazilian carrier GOL Linhas Aéreas (G3) today unveiled a special livery painted on one of its Boeing 737-800 aircraft. This color promotes the participation of the Brazilian men’s soccer team in the upcoming FIFA World Cup, which will be held between November 20 and December 18. GOL is the latest of many airlines to support their local teams.
On Wednesday, GOL unveiled a new look promoting Brazil’s participation in the FIFA Men’s World Cup. Brazil are in Group G and will play Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon, but are fan favorites to win their sixth World Cup (last won in 2002).
GOL is currently the official carrier of the Brazilian Football Confederation (other carriers such as Varig and TAM held this honor in the past). Unveiled today at Belo Horizonte International Airport (CNF), the aircraft, registration PR-GXB, is GOL’s third jet with a football livery.
On the tail, the GOL plane has the logo of the Brazilian Football Confederation and the phrase that says “GOL do Brasil” (Brazilian Goal!). On the back of the fuselage we see the name Brazil, and above each letter the airline has painted a jersey with a number indicating the year the country won each of its world championships. Brazil won its first World Cup in 1958 in Sweden. He then won again in 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. The engines are painted green.
Before every game that Brazil plays during the World Cup, the country’s first match is on November 24 against Serbia, GOL will have a match preparation. People who can travel aboard each of the three planes with special football colors are in for a treat! GOL will serve hamburgers, beer and other beverages on each flight between 30 minutes and one hour before kick-off.
GOL decided to print this livery on a nine-year-old Boeing 737-800NG. This aircraft, registration PR-GXB, has the capacity to carry 186 passengers in a two-class configuration. It was first ordered by GOL in 2007 and was delivered by Boeing in 2013.
According to FlightRadar24.com, the aircraft is scheduled to operate a commercial flight between Belo Horizonte and Brasília (BSB) today.