Founded as an air taxi in 2001 and converted its air operator's certificate (AOC) to a commercial operator in 2004. D B A "Atlantico Transporte Aereo Ltda. Domestic, regional and international, scheduled, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
Terraco Ricardero Eduardo Gomes sn
CEP-60420-290 Fortaleza (CE), Brazil
Av rio Branco 243, 201
50030-310, Recife, Brazil
BRAZIL (FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF BRAZIL) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1822, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 8,511,965 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 165 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS BRASILIA, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS PORTUGESE.
May 2005: (ATA) Brasil (ATB) is a low-cost, jet airplane airline in Brazil, founded by a former Rio-Sul (ROS) President.
(ICAO) Code: ABZ (Callsign - ATA BRASIL).
June 2008: The USA and Brazil announced an enhanced air services agreement that will provide for a nearly +50% increase in passenger flights between the countries, while eliminating restrictions on the number of airlines that can fly the routes. "This will help air carriers meet the growing demand for passenger and cargo services between the USA and Brazil," USA Secretary of Transportation, Mary Peters said. "Now more than ever, it is crucial that we give USA carriers every possible opportunity to compete and succeed, wherever passengers want to fly." The previous agreement allowed only 4 airlines from each country to fly to the other, while the new deal removes those limits. In addition, the number of permissible weekly flights between the nations will increase in 4 stages to 154 from the current 105 between next month and October 2010.
USA carriers will gain access to Fortaleza, Curitiba, and 3 additional new cities to be selected by USA authorities. At present, American Airlines (AAL), Continental Airlines (CAL), Delta Air Lines (DAL), and United Airlines (UAL) fly to Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro Galeao. USA and Brazilian carriers also now will be permitted to provide certain code share services with partners from 3rd countries.
Weekly cargo flights will increase to 35 from 24 immediately, and to 42 in 2010, while the number of cargo charters allowed, also will rise. USA cargo companies now will be permitted to transfer freight from airplanes to ground vehicles for home and office delivery in Brazil. The terms of the agreement will be applied on a reciprocal basis until it enters into force.