Brava Linhas Aéreas

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Brava Linhas Aéreas Ltda.
Brava Linhas Aéreas logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded2006 (grounded since 2013)
Operating basesPorto Alegre
Fleet size3
HeadquartersPorto Alegre, Brazil
Key peopleJorge Barouki (Director-President)

Brava Linhas Aéreas Ltda, formerly known as NHT Linhas Aéreas, is a domestic airline based in Porto Alegre, Brazil founded in 2006. The airline has been grounded since late 2013 after the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) suspended the company's Transportation Operating Certificate. The airline does not currently operate any flights. Jorge Barouki, president of the company, has stated that Brava requested the suspension since the airline no longer had the capital to pay its employees.[1]

According to the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) between January and December 2012 Brava (then still operating as NHT) had 0.02% of the domestic market share in terms of passengers-kilometre flown.[2]


Originally named NHT Linhas Aéreas, the airline started operations in August 2006 serving cities in Rio Grande do Sul. After expanding services in the states of Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, and Santa Catarina, on April 9, 2010 NHT was granted much sought-for slots at São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, enabling the airline to start services to the state of São Paulo.[3][4]

Previously controlled by JMT Holding, which belongs to the family Teixeira, on May 18, 2012 NHT was sold to Group Acauã, belonging to the entrepreneur Jorge Barouki. Whereas JMT will dedicate itself to road transportation, Acauã plans to increase the fleet and open new routes, particularly in the state of Santa Catarina.[5]

As of March 2013 the airline ceased to use its original name NHT Linhas Aéreas and, as part of rebranding strategy, started to use the new name Brava Linhas Aéreas. Plans exist to start using four Embraer EMB 120 Brasília.[citation needed]

By the end of 2013, the airline had been grounded by the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) and ceased all flights.


A company LET-410 at Uruguaiana
Logo of the airline when it was called NHT

As of July 2015, Brava Linhas Aéreas is grounded and no longer has scheduled flights in Brazil. [6]

City Airport Notes
Caçador Carlos Alberto da Costa Neves Airport Terminated
Campinas Viracopos International Airport Terminated
Chapecó Serafin Enoss Bertaso Airport Terminated
Concórdia Olavo Cecco Rigon Airport Terminated
Curitiba Afonso Pena International Airport Terminated
Erechim Erechim Airport Terminated
Florianópolis Hercílio Luz International Airport Terminated
Francisco Beltrão Paulo Abdala Airport Terminated
Joaçaba Santa Terezinha Airport Terminated
Lages Antônio Correia Pinto de Macedo Airport Terminated
Navegantes Ministro Victor Konder International Airport Terminated
Passo Fundo Lauro Kurtz Airport Terminated
Pelotas Pelotas International Airport Terminated
Porto Alegre Salgado Filho International Airport Terminated
Rio Grande Rio Grande Airport Terminated
Santa Maria Santa Maria Airport Terminated
Santa Rosa Luís Alberto Lehr Airport Terminated
Santo Ângelo Sepé Tiaraju Airport Terminated
São Carlos Mário Pereira Lopes Airport Terminated
São Miguel do Oeste Hélio Wasum Airport Terminated
São Paulo Congonhas Airport Terminated
Uruguaiana Ruben Berta International Airport Terminated


As of February 2014 the fleet of Brava Linhas Aéreas included the following aircraft:[7]

NHT/Brava Linhas Aéreas Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers (Y) Introduced Notes
Let L-410 UVP E-20 2 19 2006
Embraer EMB 120RT Brasília 1 3 30 2013

Affinity Program[edit]

Brava Linhas Aéreas has no Frequent Flyer Program.


  1. ^ Klein, Jefferson (13 January 2015). "Brava pretende voltar a voar até junho de 2015" [Brava plans to start flying again by June 2015] (in Portuguese). Porto Alegre, Brazil: Jornal do Comércio.
  2. ^ "Dados Comparativos Avançados" (in Portuguese). Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC). Retrieved January 21, 2013.
  3. ^ Veloso, Tarso (March 9, 2010). "NHT, Webjet e Azul ganham espaço em Congonhas". Valor Online (in Portuguese).
  4. ^ "NHT Linhas Aéreas (Brasil)" (in Portuguese). Aviação Brasil. Archived from the original on June 26, 2010. Retrieved June 4, 2010.
  5. ^ Farina, Erik (May 18, 2012). "Voos regionais da NHT devem ser mantidos" (in Portuguese). Zero Hora. Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  6. ^ "Brava rotas e horários" (in Portuguese). Brava Linhas Aéreas. Archived from the original on August 6, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
  7. ^ "Frota atual das empresas brasileiras" (in Portuguese). Aeromuseu. May 25, 2013. Archived from the original on February 26, 2012. Retrieved June 4, 2013.

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