BRA Transportes Aéreos

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BRA Transportes Aéreos
(Brasil Rodo Aéreo)
BRA Transportes Aereos Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 1999
Frequent-flyer program


Fleet size 0
Destinations Charters
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.[1] BRA was the third largest airline in Brazil with 4.19% of the domestic Brazilian market as of August 2006[citation needed].

On 6 November 2007 BRA announced that it will suspend all of its flights starting on 7 November and to leave all of its 1,000+ employees under mandatory notice of termination of employment.[2][3]


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[1][4] 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).[5] 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.

A BRA Boeing 767-300 at Milan-Malpensa in 2006
BRA Ticket Office at Brasília International Airport, in Brazil

Previously, BRA operated services to the following scheduled domestic destinations[citation needed]: (Destinations - IATA/ICAO codes)

BRA Operated services to the following international destinations:

Scheduled Flights:

Charter (Operated flights):


Present fleet (June/2010):

None. (Boeing 737-300 sold to Puma Air)

Fleet as of August/2009:

By the time BRA first ceased its operations, its fleet consisted of the following aircraft:[1]

And had the following orders and/or options:


  1. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 88. 
  2. ^ BRA pede suspensão de vôos e afasta 1.100 funcionários, Folha Online, (6 November 2007). Retrieved on 7 November 2007. (Portuguese)
  3. ^ Brazil airline BRA requests suspension of all flights amid financial woes, International Herald Tribune, (6 November 2007). Retrieved on 7 November 2007.
  4. ^ panrotas 27 oct 2003
  5. ^ "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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