Passaredo Linhas Aéreas
|Headquarters||Ribeirão Preto, Brazil|
|Key people||José Luiz Felicio Filho|
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 December 23, 2010 until July 31, 2014 Passaredo has had an operational partnership with Gol Linhas Aéreas, replacing an earlier similar agreement with TAM Airlines. However, on August 1, 2014, Passaredo re-established an operational partnership with TAM.
Passaredo applied to the Commercial Bankruptcy and Reorganization Court in Ribeirão Preto on 19 October 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 December 2015 Passaredo Linhas Aéreas operated scheduled services to the following destinations:
As of April 2015 the fleet of Passaredo Linhas Aéreas included the following aircraft:
|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 25 August 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). 27 January 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
- "TAM nega interesse na Passaredo e anuncia acordo" (in Portuguese). Panrotas. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 6 August 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: Destinos" (in Portuguese). Passaredo. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
- "Frota atual das empresas brasileiras" (in Portuguese). Aeromuseu. April 6, 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
- "Accident: Passaredo E145 at Vitoria da Conquista on Aug 25th 2010, landed short of runway". The Aviation Herald. 26 August 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
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