News Listings for Passaredo Transportes Aereos

  • Crisis control: Troubled year highlights problems in Brazil's air transport market

    News | 23 Oct 2007 11:57 | Gunter Endres

    Brazil's air transport market has experienced exceptional growth, but a troubled year marked by crashes, air traffic control strikes and flight delays has...
  • Rio-Sul streamlines its operations

    News | 06 May 2002 23:00

    <p>Jackson Flores / Rio de Janeiro</p> <p>But as one Brazilian airline cuts workforce to reverse losses, another gives up the ghost after its debts hit $10m</p> <p>Brazilian carrier Rio-Sul is targeting new markets, launching shuttle services and revamping aircraft cabins and schedules in a bid to improve its performance and address a $30 million loss in 2001. The airline will also cut 10% of its 2,200 workforce.</p> <p>The measures to boost performance and load factors will include an aggressive marketing campaign which will involve using the airline's aircraft as billboards. </p> <p>The airline is working to rationalise its fleet around a single type - the Boeing 737 - and recently completed the retirement of all its Embraer EMB-120 Brasilias. Some of its 15 Embraer ERJ-145s are expected to be transferred to regional arm Nordeste Linhas A&eacute;reas this year, which already has three in service. </p> <p>Three of the Brasilias have been handed to Brazilian start-up Ocean Air, a
  • Regional rumba

    News | 01 Feb 2000 00:00

    BRIAN HOMEWOOD RIO DE JANERIO South America's regional scene is shifting rapidly; regional jets, economic upheavals, loosening of government restrictions and the scramble to secure partnerships with major carriers are all having an impact. <p>The idea of travelling on a regional airline in South America usually evokes thoughts of heart-stopping trips into the depths of Tierra del Fuego, the heart of the Amazon rain forest, or the wilds of the Andes on board an antiquated turboprop. </p> <p>Those days, however, may be numbered. A good proportion of the continent's regional flights are now operated by forward-thinking companies flying modern jets. New airlines, closely tied to major established groups, have emerged in the past couple of years and more seem set on following suit. Smaller airlines, meanwhile, are trying to find their niche in this new reality. </p> <p>With its vast distances, difficult terrain and pockets of considerable wealth, South America has always represented in
  • Aeropostal enters widebody world with A310s

    News | 14 Jul 1998 23:00

    <p>Venezuela's LAV Aeropostal has added its first widebodied types - two Airbus A310s - on lease from Airbus Industrie. </p> <p>The Latin American airline has concluded a deal to acquire two 11-year-old Pratt &amp; Whitney PW4000-powered ex-Pan Am/ Delta Air Lines A310-300s on five-year leases from Airbus Industrie Leasing. Deliveries are scheduled this month. </p> <p>Aeropostal, one of Venezuela's major carriers following the demise of flag carrier Viasa, operates a fleet of eight McDonnell Douglas DC-9s on regional services to domestic and international destinations. The airline recently concluded a code-share with Delta on the US airline's services from Atlanta to Caracas, and is looking to use the A310s to move into long-haul charters. </p> <p>Another South American A310 operator, Brazil's Passaredo Transportes Aereos, has doubled its A310 fleet by leasing an eight-year-old PW4000-powered -300 from International Lease Finance.</p>
  • Embraer delivers 300th Brasilia

    News | 01 Nov 1995 00:00

    <p>EMBRAER HAS DELIVERED its 300th EMB-120 Brasilia, the third for one of Brazil's newest airlines, Interbrasil Star. The company is the regional-branch airline of Transbrasil: it started operations on 3 July and now flies three EMB-120s on routes out of the capital Brasilia and Sao Jose do Rio Preto in the State of Sao Paulo. Embraer has also delivered three Brasilias to another new Brazilian airline, Passaredo Transportes Aereos. Passaredo, owned by a large bus company of the same name based in the city of Sao Paulo, started flying on 1 July out of Ribeirao Preto. </p>
  • Aircraft news

    News | 01 Aug 1995 15:43

    <p>Saudia has confirmed its order for 23 Boeing 777-200s, five B747-400s, 29 MD-90s and four MD-11s. </p> <p>Announcing its intention to build a stretched version of the B777, Boeing received orders for 10 B777-300s from All Nippon Airways and six from Thai International. </p> <p>Cathay Pacific has converted seven of its original 777-200 orders to -300s, while Korean Air has ordered four -300s and will convert another four -300s from its -200 order. China Airlines and EVA Airways have each ordered four B777-200s, and Eva has options on four more. </p> <p>Lauda Air and Eurobelgian Airlines have each ordered two Boeing 737-800s, with deliveries to begin in May 1998. Air Europa has signed an MoU for eight 737-800s. </p> <p>Cargolux has ordered a fourth B747-400F for the second half of 1995. UPS has taken up options on five B757Fs. </p> <p>KLM is changing its order for two Boeing 747-400 freighters into combis and will take three B767-300ERs from ILFC. </p> <p>Lufthansa has ordered 2