Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras

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LAB – Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras
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Founded 1945
Ceased operations 1948
Headquarters Belém

LAB – Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A. was a Brazilian airline founded in 1945. It ceased operations in 1948.

History[edit]

LAB was founded on July 14, 1945 in Belém. Flights started on December 8, 1945 linking Rio de Janeiro with Salvador da Bahia via the coast. Later, the route was extended to São Paulo and cities in the northwestern part of Minas Gerais.[1] It however had problems to maintain regularity and offered bad working conditions for its employees. It ceased operations in 1948.[2]

Destinations[edit]

Some of the cities served by LAB were:[3]

Fleet[edit]

LAB Fleet[4]
Aircraft Total Years of operation Notes
Douglas DC-3/C-47 5 1945–1948

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Histórico-Cultural da Aeronáutica (1991). História Geral da Aeronáutica Brasileira: da criação do Ministério da Aeronáutica ao final da Segunda Guerra Mundial (in Portuguese) 3. Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro: Villa Rica Editoras Reunidas. p. 308. 
  2. ^ Instituto Histórico-Cultural da Aeronáutica (2005). História Geral da Aeronáutica Brasileira: de janeiro de 1946 a janeiro de 1956 após o término da Segunda Guerra Mundial até a posse do Dr. Juscelino Kubitschek como Presidente da República (in Portuguese) 4. Rio de Janeiro: GR3 Comunicação & Design. p. 353. 
  3. ^ Pereira, Aldo (1987). Breve História da Aviação Comercial Brasileira (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Europa. p. 287. 
  4. ^ Pereira, Aldo (1987). Breve História da Aviação Comercial Brasileira (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Europa. pp. 287–288. 

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