Total Linhas Aéreas
|Hubs||Eduardo Gomes International Airport|
|Parent company||Grupo Sulista|
|Headquarters||Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil|
|Key people||Alfredo Meister Neto|
The airline has its origins in 1988 as air taxi company called Total Aero Taxi, owned by Grupo Empresarial Rota.
In December 1994 Total was sold to Transportadora Sulista S/A, a group specialized in road transportation. It is from this time that dates the letter S that can be seen on its logo.
In 1996 Total started operating as a regular regional air carrier with authorization for passenger and cargo transportation, operating its own flights and also on behalf of other Brazilian airlines such as Transbrasil.
On Nov 13, 2007 TRIP Linhas Aéreas and Total Linhas Aéreas agreed to merge, and on May 2008, after approval by the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil, the merger was concluded. According to this agreement, all passenger services were transferred to TRIP Linhas Aéreas whereas charter and cargo flights remained under the brand Total Linhas Aéreas.
On May 2012, days before the announced purchase of TRIP Linhas Aéreas by Azul Brazilian Airlines Trip and Total were separated. However Total decided to continue with only cargo and charter flights operations.
Presently Total operates four ATR42-500 for regular charter flights, particularly for Petrobras in Amazonas and five Boeing 727-200F for cargo and nightmail flights as per contract with Brazilian Post and Telegraph Corporation and the Central Bank of Brazil, among others.
As of September 2014 Total Linhas Aéreas regularly operated services to the following destinations in Brazil:
Airline affinity program
Total Linhas Aéreas has no Frequent Flyer Program.
Accidents and incidents
- 14 September 2002: an ATR42-312 registration PT-MTS on a cargo flight between São Paulo-Guarulhos and Londrina crashed while en route near Paranapanema. The crew of 2 died.
- "História" (in Portuguese). Total Linhas Aéreas. Retrieved December 4, 2012.
- Davies, R. E. G. (1997). Transbrasil: An Airline and its Aircraft. McLean: Paladwr Press. p. 53.
- "Azul e Trip anunciam fusão" (in Portuguese). Folha.com. May 28, 2012. Retrieved May 28, 2012.
- Reigada, Maria Izabel (August 31, 2012). "Caprioli anuncia fim da marca trip na fusão com Azul" (in Portuguese). Panrotas. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
- CH Aviation Fleet updated 25 April 2015
- "Mapa de rotas" (in Portuguese). Total Linhas Aéreas. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
- "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 8.
- Fleet | http://www.total.com.br/institucional/frota
- "Accident description PT-MTS". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved July 23, 2011.