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If Peru is closed to Brazilians, why is there a GOL flight going to Lima?

Those who follow air traffic via flight tracking platforms such as FlightRadar24, observed a charter flight from GOL Linhas Aéreas to Peru on Monday afternoon, October 12th.

To be honest, at the time of this writing, the flight was still in progress. The aircraft crossed the state of Mato Grosso do Sul at an altitude of 36,000 feet (approximately 12,000 meters) with an estimated time of landing in the Peruvian capital at 8:30 p.m. Brasilia.

When some readers saw such a flight on the radar, they asked us what it was about as we had recently talked about resuming international flights in Peru, which reminded us that Brazil is not currently on the approved countries list and flights maintains regular direct flights there.

A search of the National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) -approved flight registry shows that this GLO9453 flight left São Paulo on time from Lima to Lima and the same aircraft returned on Wednesday 14th, this time as GLO9455. So far it could be a return flight like so many others without a puzzle.

However, the best clue to solving this “riddle” is the aircraft used. This is the PR-GUK, the Boeing 737-800 with the color of the Canarinho, specially designed to promote the airline’s partnership with CBF and its exclusivity in transporting the Brazilian team to games in America.

After that hint, it was easy. A quick search on the Internet was enough to find that the Brazilian team actually set off for Peru today, where they will face the home team tomorrow evening (13) as part of the 2022 World Cup qualification. should start at 9 p.m. in Brazilian time.

In the meantime, the plane follows with Tite, Neymar Jr. and Company.

What is your advice for the game and what do you think of this painting of the Canarinho in Gols Boeing 737?

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