Passaredo Linhas Aéreas
|Headquarters||Ribeirão Preto, Brazil|
|Key people||Sidnei Piva|
According to the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC), between January and December 2015 Passaredo had 0.8% of the domestic market share in terms of passengers per kilometer flown, making it the fifth largest airline in Brazil, after LATAM Brasil, Gol, Azul, and Avianca Brazil.
The Passaredo bus transport company, owned by Viação Passaredo, started regional aircraft operations in 1995. Following a suspension of operations in April 2002, it restarted operations in 2004. It is wholly owned by Grupo Passaredo.
From 2010 until 2014, Passaredo has had an operational partnership with Gol Linhas Aéreas, replacing an earlier similar agreement with TAM Airlines. However, in 2014, Passaredo re-established an operational partnership with TAM.
Passaredo applied to the Commercial Bankruptcy and Reorganization Court in Ribeirão Preto on October 19, 2012, for the commencement of "judicial reorganization" proceedings pursuant to the New Bankruptcy and Restructuring Law of Brazil (Law 11.101). Operations continue as normal.
In the year 2014 Passaredo along with Avianca, was considered the safest of Brazil in a ranking of AirlineRatings.com, receiving seven star rating. The staff evaluated 449 airlines to security criteria. A total of 149 evaluated airlines got seven stars, the highest score.
As of March 2017 Passaredo Linhas Aéreas operated scheduled services to the following destinations:
The Passaredo Linhas Aéreas fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):
|Aircraft||Total||Years of operation|
|Embraer EMB 120ER Brasília||7||1995–2011|
|Embraer ERJ 135||1||2009–2010|
|Embraer ERJ 145||15||2009–2013|
Accidents and incidents
- On August 25, 2010, Passaredo Linhas Aéreas Flight 2231, operated by an Embraer ERJ-145, crashed on approach to Vitória da Conquista. The plane landed short of the runway and the crew lost control, resulting in the aircraft sustaining severe damage before coming to a stop away from the runway. Two of the 27 people on board were injured. The airline said the plane was unable to lower landing gear, although observers said the landing gear was lowered while the aircraft was landing.
- "Fale Conosco." Passaredo Transportes Aéreos. Retrieved on July 5, 2010.
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- "Demanda e oferta do transporte aéreo" (in Portuguese). Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC). January 27, 2016. Retrieved April 16, 2016.
- "TAM nega interesse na Passaredo e anuncia acordo" (in Portuguese). Panrotas. July 17, 2014. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
- Andrade, Artur Luiz (October 19, 2012). "Passaredo pede recuperação judicial" (in Portuguese). Panrotas. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
- "Lei n˚11.101, de 9 de fevereiro de 2005" (in Portuguese). Presidência da República: Casa Civil. February 9, 2005. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
- "Passaredo Linhas Aéreas é vendida para Grupo da Viação Itapemirim" (in Portuguese). Diário do Transporte. July 3, 2017.
- "Passaredo desfaz venda à Itapemirim por descumprimento de contrato" (in Portuguese). Folha De S.Paulo. September 11, 2017.
- "Passaredo: Destinos" (in Portuguese). Passaredo. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
- "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 7.
- "Accident: Passaredo E145 at Vitoria da Conquista on Aug 25th 2010, landed short of runway". The Aviation Herald. August 26, 2010. Retrieved August 28, 2010.
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