Linhas Aéreas Paulistas – LAP

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For the defunct Paraguayan Airline LAP, see Líneas Aéreas Paraguayas.
Linhas Aéreas Paulistas – LAP
Founded 1943
Commenced operations 1946
Ceased operations 1951

Linhas Aéreas Paulistas – LAP was a Brazilian airline founded in 1943. In 1951 it was bought and merged into Lóide Aéreo Nacional.

History[edit]

Linhas Aéreas Paulistas – LAP S.A. was founded in 1943 but the first meeting of shareholders took place only on February 9, 1945.[1] In June 1945 LAP was given authorization to operate and in 1946 flights from São Paulo to Recife via the coast started. Later, flights were extended beyond Recife, to Campina Grande.[2]

In February 1947 LAP started to operate also between São Paulo-Congonhas and Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont. In 1948 services were extended to Fortaleza and Natal. In 1951 Lóide Aéreo Nacional bought the airline.[3]

Destinations[edit]

In 1946 LAP served the following cities:[4]

Country City Airport Notes
 Brazil Aracaju Santa Maria Airport
 Brazil Campina Grande Campina Grande Airport
 Brazil Fortaleza Pinto Martins International Airport
 Brazil Maceió Palmares Airport
 Brazil Natal Augusto Severo International Airport
 Brazil Recife Guararapes International Airport
 Brazil Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
 Brazil São Paulo Congonhas Airport

Fleet[edit]

LAP Fleet[5]
Aircraft Total Years of operation Notes
Lockheed Model 14 Super Electra 1 1945–1947
Douglas DC-3/C-47 5 1946–1951
Curtiss C-46 Commando 1 1951–1954

Accidents and incidents[edit]

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. ^ Pereira, Aldo (1987). Breve História da Aviação Comercial Brasileira (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Europa. p. 288. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Linhas Aéreas Paulistas". O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX através dos seus acidentes 1928-1996 (in Portuguese) (2 ed.). Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. pp. 108–109. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 
  5. ^ Pereira, Aldo (1987). Breve História da Aviação Comercial Brasileira (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: Europa. p. 288. 
  6. ^ "Accident description PP-LPG". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  7. ^ Germano da Silva, Carlos Ari César (2008). "Linhas Aéreas Paulistas". O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX através dos seus acidentes 1928-1996 (in Portuguese) (2 ed.). Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. pp. 108–111. ISBN 978-85-7430-760-2. 

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