Voepass Linhas Aéreas

Voepass Linhas Aéreas previously known as Passaredo Linhas Aéreas is an airline based in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.[2] It operates regional services in Brazil. Its main base is Dr. Leite Lopes Airport, Ribeirão Preto.[3]

Voepass
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IATA ICAO Callsign
2Z PTB PASSAREDO
Founded1995; 26 years ago (1995)
AOC #105 - June 9, 2020[1]
HubsRibeirão Preto
Fleet size15
Destinations27
HeadquartersRibeirão Preto, Brazil
Key peopleJose Luiz Felicio Filho
Websitehttps://www.voepass.com.br/

According to the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC), between January and December 2019 Passaredo had 0.3% of the domestic market share of revenue passenger kilometers (RPK),[4] making it the fifth largest domestic airline in Brazil.

HistoryEdit

The Passaredo bus transport company, owned by Viação Passaredo, started regional aircraft operations in 1995. Following a suspension of operations in April 2002, it restarted operations in 2004. It is wholly owned by Grupo Passaredo.[3]

 
Oldest Passaredo Logo

From 2010 until 2014, Passaredo had an operational partnership with Gol Linhas Aéreas, replacing an earlier similar agreement with TAM Airlines (now LATAM Airlines). However, in 2014, Passaredo re-established an operational partnership with TAM (now LATAM).[5] In January 2017, Passaredo re-established operational partnership with Gol Linhas Aéreas on selected flights,[6] while maintaining partnership with LATAM.

Passaredo applied to the Commercial Bankruptcy and Reorganization Court in Ribeirão Preto on October 19, 2012,[7] for the commencement of "judicial reorganization" proceedings pursuant to the New Bankruptcy and Restructuring Law of Brazil (Law 11.101).[8] Operations continue as normal.

In the year 2014 Passaredo along with Avianca, was considered the safest of Brazil in a ranking of AirlineRatings.com, receiving seven star rating. The staff evaluated 449 airlines to security criteria. A total of 149 evaluated airlines got seven stars, the highest score.

On July 3, 2017 company was sold to Viação Itapemirim[9] but on September 11, 2017, Passaredo resigned the sale to Itapemirim for breach of contract.[10]

On August 21, 2019, Passaredo announced the purchase of MAP Linhas Aéreas, including the 12 slots at São Paulo–Congonhas Airport granted to MAP on August 14. Passaredo was granted 14 slots.[11] Together these slots will help Passaredo to build its own network from Congonhas Airport, focusing on markets underserved or not served. Initially both companies will operate independently but there are plans for a future merger.[12] On the same day Passaredo also announced the change of its name to VoePass Linhas Aéreas.

On June 8, 2021 Gol Linhas Aéreas announced the purchase of MAP Linhas Aéreas from Voepass. The transaction included 26 slots at São Paulo–Congonhas Airport belonging to MAP and Voepass. The Amazonian operations and aircraft of MAP were transferred to Voepass.[13]

On October 2021, Voepass announced its fleet increase, with Boeing 737-700 and 737-800. The airline plans to operate with them in larger cities, like Curitiba and Porto Alegre.

DestinationsEdit

As of November 2021 Voepass Linhas Aéreas operated scheduled services to the following destinations in Brazil. Destinations include those operated on behalf of Gol Transportes Aéreos:[14]

Base
Future
Terminated route
City IATA ICAO Airport Note
Altamira ATM SBHT Altamira Airport operated by MAP
Aracaju AJU SBAR Santa Maria Airport operated for Gol[14]
Araçatuba ARU SBAU Dario Guarita Airport operated for Gol[14]
Araguaína AUX SWGN Araguaína Airport operated for Gol[14]
Barreiras BRA SNBR Barreiras Airport operated for Gol[14]
Bauru/Arealva JTC SBAE Moussa Nakhl Tobias Airport operated by MAP
Belém BEL SBBE Val-de-Cans International Airport operated by MAP
Belo Horizonte PLU SBBH Pampulha–Carlos Drummond de Andrade Airport
Brasília BSB SBBR Pres. Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport
Campo Grande CGR SBCG Campo Grande International Airport
Campos dos Goytacazes CAW SBCP Bartolomeu Lysandro Airport
Carauari CAF SWCA Carauari Airport
Cascavel CAC SBCA Adalberto Mendes da Silva Airport
Coari CIZ SWKO Coari Airport
Cuiabá CGB SBCY Marechal Rondon International Airport
Curitiba CWB SBCT Afonso Pena International Airport
Dourados DOU SBDO Francisco de Matos Pereira Airport operated for Gol
Eirunepé ERN SWEI Amaury Feitosa Tomaz Airport
Foz do Iguaçu IGU SBFI Cataratas International Airport
Goiânia GYN SBGO Santa Genoveva Airport
Ilhéus IOS SBIL Jorge Amado Airport operated for Gol[14]
Itaituba ITB SBIH Itaituba Airport
Joinville JOI SBJV Lauro Carneiro de Loyola Airport operated for Gol[15]
Juiz de Fora IZA SBZM Pres. Itamar Franco Airport operated for Gol
Lábrea LBR SWLB Lábrea Airport
Macaé MEA SBME Benedito Lacerda Airport operated by MAP
Maceió MCZ SBAR Zumbi dos Palmares Airport operated for Gol
Manaus MAO SBEG Eduardo Gomes International Airport operated for Gol
Marília MII SBML Frank Milenkowichi Airport
Palmas PMW SBPJ Brig. Lysias Rodrigues Airport
Parintins PIN SWPI Júlio Belém Airport
Petrolina PNZ SBPL Sen. Nilo Coelho Airport operated for Gol[14]
Presidente Prudente PPB SBDN Presidente Prudente Airport operated for Gol[15]
Ponta Grossa PGZ SBPG Comte. Antonio Amilton Beraldo Airport
Porto Seguro BPS SBPS Porto Seguro Airport operated for Gol[14]
Ribeirão Preto RAO SBRP Dr. Leite Lopes Airport
Rio de Janeiro GIG SBGL Galeão/Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport
Rio de Janeiro SDU SBRJ Santos Dumont Airport
Rio Verde RVD SWLC Gal. Leite de Castro Airport operated for Gol
Rondonópolis ROO SWRD Maestro Marinho Franco Airport operated for Gol
Salvador da Bahia SSA SBSV Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport
São Gabriel da Cachoeira SJL SBUA São Gabriel da Cachoeira Airport
São José do Rio Preto SJP SBSR Prof. Eribelto Manoel Reino Airport operated for Gol[14]
São Paulo CGH SBSP Congonhas Airport
São Paulo GRU SBGR Guarulhos–Gov. André Franco Montoro International Airport operated for Gol[14]
Sinop OPS SWSI Pres. João Figueiredo Airport
Sorriso SMT SBSO Adolino Bedin Airport operated for Gol
Tefé TFF SBTF Pref. Orlando Marinho Airport
Teixeira de Freitas TXF SNTF 9 de maio Airport
Três Lagoas TJL SSTL Plínio Alarcom Airport
Uberaba UBA SBUR Mário de Almeida Franco Airport operated by MAP
Uberlândia UDI SBUL Ten. Cel. Av. César Bombonato Airport operated for Gol[14]
Vitória da Conquista VDC SBQV Pedro Otacílio Figueiredo Airport (closed)
Vitória da Conquista VDC SBVC Glauber Rocha Airport operated for Gol[14]

FleetEdit

 
A VOEPASS ATR 42-500 taxiing at Manaus Airport

Voepass Linhas Aéreas fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of July 2021):[16]

Voepass Linhas Aéreas fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
ATR 42–500 3 48 Formerly MAP Linhas Aéreas
ATR 72–200 1 72 Formerly MAP Linhas Aéreas
ATR 72–200 2 1 70
ATR 72–500 5 2 70
ATR 72–600 3 70
Boeing 737-700 0 1
Boeing 737-800 0 1
Total 14 5
Retired Passaredo Fleet
Aircraft Total Years of operation
Embraer EMB 120ER Brasília 7 1995–2011
Airbus A310 2 1997–1999
ATR 42–300 2 1999–2000
Embraer ERJ 135 1 2009–2010
Embraer ERJ 145 15 2009–2013

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • On August 25, 2010, Passaredo Linhas Aéreas Flight 2231, operated by an Embraer ERJ-145, crashed on approach to Vitória da Conquista. The plane landed short of the runway and the crew lost control, resulting in the aircraft sustaining severe damage before coming to a stop away from the runway. Two of the 27 people on board were injured. The airline said the plane was unable to lower landing gear, although observers said the landing gear was lowered while the aircraft was landing.[17]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Empresas Aéreas - Consulta". ANAC (in Portuguese). Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  2. ^ "Fale Conosco." Passaredo Transportes Aéreos. Retrieved on July 5, 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. April 10, 2007. p. 61.
  4. ^ "Relatório de demanda e oferta do transporte aéreo". Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) (in Portuguese). Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  5. ^ "TAM nega interesse na Passaredo e anuncia acordo" (in Portuguese). Panrotas. July 17, 2014. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  6. ^ "Passagens Aéreas na GOL". GOL. Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes. (in Portuguese). Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  7. ^ Andrade, Artur Luiz (October 19, 2012). "Passaredo pede recuperação judicial" (in Portuguese). Panrotas. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  8. ^ "Lei n˚11.101, de 9 de fevereiro de 2005" (in Portuguese). Presidência da República: Casa Civil. February 9, 2005. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  9. ^ "Passaredo Linhas Aéreas é vendida para Grupo da Viação Itapemirim" (in Portuguese). Diário do Transporte. July 3, 2017.
  10. ^ "Passaredo desfaz venda à Itapemirim por descumprimento de contrato" (in Portuguese). Folha De S.Paulo. September 11, 2017.
  11. ^ "ANAC oficializa alocação de slots em Congonhas". Panrotas (in Portuguese). August 14, 2019. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  12. ^ "Passaredo anuncia a compra da regional MAP". Panrotas (in Portuguese). August 21, 2019. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  13. ^ "GOL terá todos os slots de MAP e Passaredo no Aeroporto de Congonhas". Aeroin (in Portuguese). June 8, 2021. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Destinos". Voepass Linhas Aéreas (in Portuguese). Retrieved November 3, 2021.
  15. ^ a b "Com aviões da Voepass, Gol terá mais voos a Joinville, Juiz de Fora e Presidente Prudente". Aeroin (in Portuguese). February 26, 2021. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  16. ^ "Aviação Comercial Brasileira - Frota atual" (PDF). Aeromuseu (in Portuguese). July 13, 2021. Retrieved July 29, 2021.
  17. ^ "Accident: Passaredo E145 at Vitoria da Conquista on Aug 25th 2010, landed short of runway". The Aviation Herald. August 26, 2010. Retrieved August 28, 2010.

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