BRA Transportes Aéreos
|Headquarters||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Key people||Humberto Folegatti (CEO)|
BRA (Brasil Rodo Aéreo) Transportes Aéreos was a short-lived Brazilian low-fare airline based in São Paulo, Brazil, which used to operate both domestic and international scheduled services, as well as charter flights. Its main base was São Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport. BRA was the third largest airline in Brazil with 4.19% of the domestic Brazilian market as of August 2006.
On 6 November 2007 BRA requested the National Civil Aviation Agency to suspend all of its flights starting on 7 November and to leave all of its 1,100 employees under mandatory notice of termination of employment.
The airline was established and started operations in 1999. It was formed as domestic charter airline Brasil Rodo Aéreo by Panexpress Viagens e Turismo and transformed itself into a low-fare airline from March 2006, rebranded as BRA Transportes Aéreos In July 2007 BRA started a code-share agreement with OceanAir increasing substantially their domestic destinations.
In 2009 the airline was back in operations with charter flights. The airline had a solo Boeing 737-300 ex-Gol Airlines, but it was sold to Puma Air, a Brazilian airline that started operating jets in 2010.
On June 18, 2009 BRA had its authorization to operate non-regular passenger renewed for one year by the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC). Therefore, BRA operates flights on behalf of other airlines or parties, as contracted.
BRA Transportes Aéreos operates only non-regular passenger services on behalf of other airlines or parties, as contracted.
- Aracaju - AJU/SBAR
- Belém - BEL/SBBE
- Belo Horizonte (Confins International Airport - CNF/SBCF and Pampulha Airport - PLU/SBBH)
- Brasília - BSB/SBBR
- Caldas Novas - CLV/SWKN
- Campina Grande - CPV/SBKG
- Campo Grande - CPG/SBCG
- Caruaru - CAU
- Cuiabá - CGB
- Curitiba - CWB/SBCT
- Fernando de Noronha - FEN/SBFN
- Florianópolis- FLN/SBFL
- Fortaleza FOR/SBFZ
- Goiânia - GYN/SBGO
- João Pessoa - JPA/SBJP
- Juazeiro do Norte - JDO/SBJU
- Maceió - MCZ/SBMO
- Marília - MII/SBML
- Natal- NAT/SBNT
- Palmas - PMW
- Paulo Afonso - PAF/SBUF
- Petrolina - PNZ/SBPL
- Porto Alegre - POA/SBPA
- Porto Seguro - BPS/SBPS
- Recife - REC/SBRF
- Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro/Galeão International Airport)- GIG/SBGL
- Salvador SSA/SBSV
- São José do Rio Preto - SJP/SBSR
- São Luís - SLZ/SBSL
- São Paulo (São Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport - GRU/SBGR and Congonhas/São Paulo International Airport - CGH/SBSP) Hubs
- Teresina - THE/SBTE
- Uberlândia - UDI/SBUL
- Vitória - VIX/SBVT
BRA Operated services to the following international destinations:
- Lisbon, Portugal - LIS/LPPT
- Madrid, Spain - MAD/LEMD
- Milan, Italy (Malpensa International Airport) - MXP/LIMC
Charter (Operated flights):
- Cologne-Bonn, Germany - CGN/EDDK
- Oporto, Portugal - OPO/LPPR
- Oslo, Norway - OSL/ENGM
- Rome, Italy - (Leonardo da Vinci International Airport) - FCO/LIRF
- Stockholm, Sweden - Arlanda International Airport - ARN/ESSA
- Tel-Aviv, Israel - TLV/LLBG
Present fleet (June/2010):
Fleet as of August/2009:
- 1 Boeing 737-300 (PR-GLK)
By the time BRA first ceased its operations, its fleet consisted of the following aircraft:
And had the following orders and/or options:
- "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 88.
- BRA pede suspensão de vôos e afasta 1.100 funcionários, Folha Online, (6 November 2007). Retrieved on 7 November 2007. (Portuguese)
- Brazil airline BRA requests suspension of all flights amid financial woes, International Herald Tribune, (6 November 2007). Retrieved on 7 November 2007.
- panrotas 27 oct 2003
- "ANAC autoriza BRA a operar voos não regulares e exige proteção aos passageiros" (in Portuguese). ANAC. 18 June 2009. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
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