Brazil's NHT rebrands as Brava Linhas Aereas

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Brazilian regional carrier NHT Linhas Aereas is in the process of relaunching as Brava Linhas Aereas, with plans to grow its network and grow its fleet of turboprop aircraft.

The financially struggling carrier, based in Porto Alegre, was acquired by Grupo Acaua in July 2012. Its new owner rebranded the airline to Brava this month, launching the carrier with a new image.

A source at the carrier says the airline is in the process of replacing its two 19-seater Let L-410 aircraft with ten Embraer 30-seater Embraer 120s.

Brava serves 15 regional destinations in Brazil's southern states, including Sao Paulo, where it owns several valuable slots at the highly congested Congonhas downtown airport.