Pantanal Linhas Aéreas
|Frequent-flyer program||Programa Fidelidade|
|Parent company||TAM Airlines|
|Headquarters||São Paulo, Brazil|
Pantanal Linhas Aéreas S.A. is an airline based in São Paulo, Brazil and controlled by TAM Airlines. It is a regional airline serving 19 destinations mainly in the southeast region of Brazil. Its bases are Congonhas and Guarulhos airports in São Paulo.
According to the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) in August 2010 Pantanal had 0.20% of the domestic market share in terms of passengers per kilometre flown. Starting September 2010, Pantanal ceased to appear independently on statistics and its data were integrated into the ones of TAM Group, which comprises TAM Airlines and Pantanal Linhas Aéreas. Between January and December 2012 TAM Group had 40.79 of the domestic and 89.44% of the international market shares in terms of passengers per kilometre flown.
The airline was established and started operations on April 12, 1993 in Campo Grande, Brazil. It was formed following the 1992 partial deregulation. It became the first Brazilian airline to introduce the ATR 42 aircraft in December 1993. In 1995 it won a government concession for transportation of Petrobras employees and cargo through the Amazon region, though it no longer provides this service.
On December 21, 2009 TAM Airlines purchased Pantanal Linhas Aéreas. At that time, TAM decided to maintain Pantanal as a separate airline within the TAM Group integrated into its network. However, since August 1, 2011, all Pantanal flights are operated on behalf of TAM.
In 2010 IATA changed the designator of Pantanal Linhas Aéreas from P8 to GP.
As of December 2012 Pantanal Linhas Aéreas operated scheduled services to the following destinations:
- Belo Horizonte – Confins/Pres. Tancredo Neves International Airport
- Brasília – Pres. Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport
- Campo Grande – Campo Grande International Airport
- Cuiabá – Marechal Rondon International Airport
- Curitiba – Afonso Pena International Airport
- Porto Alegre – Salgado Filho International Airport
- Ribeirão Preto – Dr. Leite Lopes Airport
- Rio de Janeiro – Galeão/Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport
- Salvador da Bahia – Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport
- São José do Rio Preto – Prof. Eribelto Manoel Reino Airport
- São Paulo – Congonhas Airport HUB
Terminated destinations: Araçatuba, Bauru/Arealva, Curitiba-Bacacheri, Fortaleza, Ilhéus, João Pessoa, Juiz de Fora, Marília, Maringá, Mucuri, Presidente Prudente, Recife, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Teresina, Uberaba
As of December 2012 the fleet of Pantanal Linhas Aéreas included the following aircraft:
|Airbus A319-100||2||—||144||Leased from TAM Airlines|
|Airbus A320-200||1||—||174||Leased from TAM Airlines|
|Aircraft||Total||Years of operation|
|Embraer EMB 120 Brasília|
- "Dados Comparativos Avançados" (in Portuguese). Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC). Retrieved January 21, 2013.
- "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 61.
- "TAM compra Pantanal Linhas Aéreas por R$13 milhões" (in Portuguese). O Estado de São Paulo. 21 December 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
- "Pantanal: Início" (in Portuguese). Pantanal Linhas Aéreas. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
- "Frota atual das empresas brasileiras" (in Portuguese). Aeromuseu. December 31, 2011. Retrieved January 2, 2011.