Aerolloyd Iguassu

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Aerolloyd Iguassú
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Founded 1933
Commenced operations 1933
Ceased operations 1939
Parent company Matte Leão
Headquarters Curitiba, Brazil

Aerolloyd Iguassú S.A., was a Brazilian airline founded in 1933. In 1939 it was sold to VASP.

History[edit]

Aerolloyd Iguassú was founded in the beginning of 1933, in Curitiba, Brazil with initial financial support from the mate manufacturer Matte Leão. Initially two 3-passenger Klemm Kl 31A were bought and on July 20, 1933, flights between Curitiba and São Paulo started. In 1934, a second route to Joinville started and further extended to Florianópolis in 1935. That same year, three 5-seat Stinson Reliant arrived.[1]

The airline faced serious technical difficulties related to the region were it operated – it is mountainous and subject to frequent weather changes, and to the lack of experienced pilots. Maintenance was also difficult because of lack of specialized mechanics. Finally on October 28, 1939, the airline was sold to VASP, which was particularly interested in the operational rights to fly from São Paulo southbound.[2]

Destinations[edit]

Aerolloyd Iguassú served the following locations:,[3][4]

Fleet[edit]

Aerolloyd Iguassú Fleet[5]
Aircraft Total Years of operation Notes
Klemm Kl.31A 2 1933–1939
Stinson Reliant 3 1934–1939

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pereira, Aldo (1987). Breve História da Aviação Comercial Brasileira (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Europa. p. 278. 
  2. ^ Instituto Histórico-Cultural da Aeronáutica (1990). História Geral da Aeronáutica Brasileira: de 1921 às vésperas da criação do Ministério da Aeronáutica (in Portuguese) 2. Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro: Itatiaia and Instituto Histórico-Cultural da Aeronáutica. pp. 424–425. 
  3. ^ Pereira, Aldo (1987). Breve História da Aviação Comercial Brasileira (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Europa. p. 278. 
  4. ^ Garcia de Souza, José (1938). Aviação Civil (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Pimenta de Mello. pp. 40–48. 
  5. ^ Pereira, Aldo (1987). Breve História da Aviação Comercial Brasileira (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Europa. pp. 278–279.