Rio Linhas Aéreas
Not to be confused with Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian city.
|Operating bases||Afonso Pena Int'l Airport|
|Hubs||Salgado Filho Int'l Airport|
|Company slogan||"Sua Companhia ACMI no Brasil"
"Your ACMI Company in Brazil"
|Parent company||Jetsul Group|
|Headquarters||Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil|
|Key people||José Rodrigues Cordeiro|
Rio Linhas Aéreas is a cargo airline, based in Curitiba, Paraná state, Brazil. The main goal of the airline is to become the only Brazilian Airline dedicated to provide ACMI (Wet Lease) services, but it is pending regulatory approval.
Rio Linhas Aéreas has night flight contracts to transport mail and packages for Correios (Brazilian Postal Service)
The airline originally operated as JetSul since 1998, however, it suspended operations in order to reestructurate. In 2007 it started studies and tests, cargo services started in 2008, after receiving regulatory approval. It has codeshare agreements with Globex Cargo and Smart Cargo.
In 2014, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) approved the purchase of 49.99% by Brazilian Correios.
The airline has in its Hub a 12000 sq. meters (129166 sq. ft.) warehouse, where it has a complete infra-structure installed from which the airline operations are administrated and controlled.
- Belém (BEL)
- Brasília (BSB)
- Campo Grande (CGR)
- Cuiabá (CGB)
- Porto Velho (PVH)
- Goiânia (GYN)
- Recife (REC)
- Rio de Janeiro (GIG)
- Salvador (SSA)
- São Paulo (GRU)
- Belo Horizonte (CNF)
- Fortaleza (FOR)
- Curitiba (CWB)
As of September 2014 Rio Linhas Aéreas fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 30.7 years:
The company is consolidated to seek FAA certification to operate flights to the United States, more specifically Miami, with the B767-200F that are coming yet in 2011.
Rio is looking to solidify as the main air cargo operator in Brazil. The company is one of the main operators of Brazilian Post Office, and may expand operations.
- "Brazilian Airlines Fleet". 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-19.