Rio Linhas Aéreas

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Not to be confused with Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian city, or with the homonymous state.

Rio Linhas Aéreas
Rio Linhas Aéreas logo.gif
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2007
Commenced operations 2008
Ceased operations 2017
Operating bases Afonso Pena International Airport (Curitiba)
Hubs São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport
Secondary hubs Brasília–Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport,
Fleet size 0
Headquarters Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Key people William Starostik Filho

Rio Linhas Aéreas was a cargo airline, based in Curitiba, state of Paraná, Brazil.

Rio Linhas Aéreas had night flight contracts to transport mail and packages for Correios (Brazilian Postal Service).


The airline originally operated as JetSul. In 1998, however, it suspended its operations in order to restructure itself. In 2007 it started preliminary studies and tests. Cargo services started in 2008, after receiving regulatory approval. It had codeshare agreements with Globex Cargo and Smart Cargo.

In 2014, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) approved the purchase of 49.99% by Brazilian Correios, but the purchase was not concluded.


In its Curitiba hub, the airline has a 12,000 sq. meters (129166 sq. ft.) warehouse, with complete infrastructure for running, managing, and controlling the airline's operations.


Boing B727 RIO PR-IOD in Afonso Pena International Airport
Boing B727 RIO PR-IOF in Afonso Pena International Airport

As of January 2017 the Rio Linhas Aéreas fleet consists of none aircraft:[1]

The airline previously operated two leased Boeing 767-200[1] and five Boeing 727-200[2] freighters.

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  1. ^ a b "Rio Linhas Aéreas Fleet Details and History". Retrieved 2017-01-30. 
  2. ^ "Brazilian Airlines Fleet". 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-19.