Passaredo Linhas Aéreas

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Passaredo Linhas Aéreas
Passaredo Linhas Aéreas logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
2Z PTB PASSAREDO
Founded 1995
Hubs Ribeirão Preto
Secondary hubs Goiânia
Fleet size 13
Destinations 20
Headquarters Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
Key people Sidnei Piva
Website www.voepassaredo.com.br
Another old Passaredo Logo

Passaredo Linhas Aéreas is an airline based in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.[1] It operates regional services in Brazil. Its main base is Dr. Leite Lopes Airport, Ribeirão Preto.[2]

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,[3] making it the fifth largest airline in Brazil, after LATAM Brasil, Gol, Azul, and Avianca Brazil.

History[edit]

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.[2]

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.[4]

Passaredo applied to the Commercial Bankruptcy and Reorganization Court in Ribeirão Preto on October 19, 2012,[5] for the commencement of "judicial reorganization" proceedings pursuant to the New Bankruptcy and Restructuring Law of Brazil (Law 11.101).[6] 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.

On July 3, 2017 company is sold to Viação Itapemirim.[7] On September 11, 2017, Passaredo resigns the sale to Itapemirim for breach of contract.[8]

Destinations[edit]

As of March 2017 Passaredo Linhas Aéreas operated scheduled services to the following destinations:[9]

Base
Future
Terminated route
City Country IATA ICAO Airport
Araguaína Brazil AUX SWGN Araguaína Airport
Barreiras Brazil BRA SNBR Barreiras Airport
Belo Horizonte Brazil PLU SBBH Pampulha–Carlos Drummond de Andrade Airport
Brasília Brazil BSB SBBR Pres. Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport
Cascavel Brazil CAC SBCA Adalberto Mendes da Silva Airport
Cuiabá Brazil CGB SBCY Marechal Rondon International Airport
Dourados Brazil DOU SBDO Francisco de Matos Pereira Airport
Goiânia Brazil GYN SBGO Santa Genoveva Airport
Palmas Brazil PMW SBPJ Brig. Lysias Rodrigues Airport
Porto Seguro Brazil BPS SBPS Porto Seguro Airport
Ribeirão Preto Brazil RAO SBRP Dr. Leite Lopes Airport
Rio de Janeiro Brazil GIG SBGL Galeão/Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport
Rio de Janeiro Brazil SDU SBRJ Santos Dumont Airport
Rondonópolis Brazil ROO SWRD Maestro Marinho Franco Airport
Salvador da Bahia Brazil SSA SBSV Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport
São José do Rio Preto Brazil SJP SBSR Prof. Eribelto Manoel Reino Airport
São Paulo Brazil GRU SBGR Guarulhos–Gov. André Franco Montoro International Airport
Sinop Brazil OPS SWSI Pres. João Figueiredo Airport
Três Lagoas Brazil TJL SSTL Plínio Alarcom Airport
Uberaba Brazil UBA SBUR Mário de Almeida Franco Airport
Uberlândia Brazil UDI SBUL Ten. Cel. Av. César Bombonato Airport
Vitória da Conquista Brazil VDC SBQV Pedro Otacílio Figueiredo Airport

Fleet[edit]

A Passaredo Linhas Aéreas ATR 72-600 taxiing at Santa Genoveva Airport, Goiânia, Brazil.
A Passaredo Linhas Aéreas ATR 72-500

The Passaredo Linhas Aéreas fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[10]

Passaredo Linhas Aéreas fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
ATR 72–500 9 70
ATR 72–600 4 70
Total 13
Retired Passaredo Fleet
Aircraft Total Years of operation
Embraer EMB 120ER Brasília 7 1995–2011
Airbus A310 2 1997–1999
ATR 42–300 2 1999–2000
Embraer ERJ 135 1 2009–2010
Embraer ERJ 145 15 2009–2013

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • 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.[11]
Oldest Passaredo Logo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fale Conosco." Passaredo Transportes Aéreos. Retrieved on July 5, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. April 10, 2007. p. 61. 
  3. ^ "Demanda e oferta do transporte aéreo" (in Portuguese). Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC). January 27, 2016. Retrieved April 16, 2016. 
  4. ^ "TAM nega interesse na Passaredo e anuncia acordo" (in Portuguese). Panrotas. July 17, 2014. Retrieved August 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ Andrade, Artur Luiz (October 19, 2012). "Passaredo pede recuperação judicial" (in Portuguese). Panrotas. Retrieved October 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Lei n˚11.101, de 9 de fevereiro de 2005" (in Portuguese). Presidência da República: Casa Civil. February 9, 2005. Retrieved October 20, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Passaredo Linhas Aéreas é vendida para Grupo da Viação Itapemirim" (in Portuguese). Diário do Transporte. July 3, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Passaredo desfaz venda à Itapemirim por descumprimento de contrato" (in Portuguese). Folha De S.Paulo. September 11, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Passaredo: Destinos" (in Portuguese). Passaredo. Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 7. 
  11. ^ "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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