Voe Minas Gerais

Voe Minas Gerais was a program and informal name of a domestic airline based in Belo Horizonte/Pampulha – Carlos Drummond de Andrade Airport, Brazil, established in 2016 by the Government of the State of Minas Gerais via its Minas Gerais Development Company CODEMGE.

Voe Minas Gerais
Founded2016
Commenced operations2016
Ceased operations2019
Operating basesBelo Horizonte/Pampulha – Carlos Drummond de Andrade Airport
HeadquartersBelo Horizonte, Brazil
Websitewww.voeminasgerais.com.br

Flights were operated by the contractor company TwoFlex on behalf of Voe Minas Gerais. According to the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC), between January and December 2018, Voe Minas Gerais operated by Two Flex had 0% of the domestic market share in terms of passengers per kilometre flown.[1]

The program was discontinued on June 30, 2019.[2]

HistoryEdit

Officially known as Projeto de Integração Regional de Minas Gerais-Modal Aéreo PIRMA (transl. Minas Gerais Regional Integration Air Mode) and informally known as Voe Minas Gerais, the project was established in August 2016 by the Government of the State of Minas Gerais under the responsibility of the Secretariat of Economic Development of Minas Gerais, as a project of State integration using aircraft.[3] The first flight took off on August 17, 2016.

Since its conception, the project was divided into phases, with destinations and schedules being constantly evaluated, with destinations added, maintained or terminated according to demand. In April 2019, the program implemented its 11th and last phase.

Flights were operated by the contract company TwoFlex using its Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft. Schedule flights, sold using Voe Minas Gerais commercial platform, were operated Monday to Friday using Belo Horizonte/Pampulha – Carlos Drummond de Andrade Airport as hub.

The program was discontinued on June 30, 2019. The State Government has plans to support the busiest routes via private operators.[4]

DestinationsEdit

In its eleven phases (the last one was implemented in April 2019), the program operated scheduled services to the following destinations:[5]

City Airport
Almenara
Araçuaí
Araxá Romeu Zema Airport
Barbacena
Belo Horizonte Pampulha / Carlos Drummond de Andrade Airport
Caratinga
Curvelo
Diamantina Juscelino Kubitschek Airport
Divinópolis Brig. Cabral Airport
Governador Valadares Cel. Altino Machado de Oliveira Airport
Guaxupé
Ipatinga / Santana do Paraíso Usiminas Airport
Jaíba
Januária Januária Airport
Juiz de Fora Francisco Álvares de Assis Airport (Serrinha)
Lavras
Manhuaçu
Montes Claros Mário Ribeiro Airport
Muriaé
Nanuque
Paracatu
Passos
Patos de Minas Pedro Pereira dos Santos Airport
Patrocínio
Pirapora
Piumhi
Poços de Caldas Emb. Walther Moreira Salles Airport
Ponte Nova
Pouso Alegre
Salinas
São João del Rei Pref. Octávio de Almeida Neves Airport
Teófilo Otoni Kemil Kumaira Airport
Ubá
Uberlândia Ten. Cel. Av. César Bombonato Airport
Varginha Major-Brigadeiro Trompowsky Airport
Viçosa

FleetEdit

Flights were operated by the Contract Company TwoFlex using Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft.

Voe Minas Gerais Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers (Y) Notes
Cessna 208 Caravan 9

Airline affinity programEdit

Voe Minas Gerais had no Frequent Flyer Program but offered discounts on bulk and advanced purchase tickets.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Demanda e oferta do transporte aéreo" (in Portuguese). Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC). 23 January 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Voe Minas Gerais" (in Portuguese). CODEMGE. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  3. ^ "O que é o projeto" (in Portuguese). Estado de Minas Gerais. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Voe Minas Gerais" (in Portuguese). CODEMGE. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Cidades atendidas" (in Portuguese). Governo de Minas Gerais. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Condições especiais" (in Portuguese). Governo de Minas Gerais. Retrieved 24 February 2019.

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