ESTABLISHED IN 1994. DOMESTIC, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
Rue Evaristo da Veiga 47
Gr 501, Centro
Rio de Janeiro CEP-20031-040, Brazil
AV. ARMANDO LOMBARDI 633,
CEP-22621-000 RIO DE JANEIRO, (RIO DE JANEIRP), BRAZIL
JULY 1996: ACCDT: CRASHED ON TAKEOFF AT QUITO, 727-2B6 AIRPLANE (QA582) A TOTAL LOSS.
MARCH 1997: FLIGHTS FROM RIO DE JANEIRO, AND SAO PAULO, AND CHARTER PAX SERVICES TO NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES.
TO FORTALEZA, JOAO PESSOA, NATAL, AND RECIFE.
1 727-2B6 ADV (JT8D-15) (22377), LEASED AIRCRAFT INVENTORY CORPORATIO, EX-(RAM).
NOVEMBER 1997: SAO PAULO (GUARULHOS) - FLORIANAPOLIS FOR JET CLUB MELTUR.
FEBRUARY 1999: GOVERNMENT EDICT PREVENTS ANY MORE STAGE 2 AIRPLANES TO BE IMPORTED INTO BRAZIL.
FEBRUARY 2000: 1 727-200 (20874), EX-AIR VIAS (VIR), (CSB) BRAZIL LEASED. 1 727-200 (20655), EX-CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CAL), (CSB) LEASED.
JULY 2000: BEING ABLE TO COMPETE WITH BRAZIL'S BIG CARRIERS ON THE SAO PAULO - RIO DE JANEIRO SHUTTLE, HAS KEPT FLY LINHAS AEREAS (FLF) OUT OF THE RED, AND IN THE MARKET, ESPECIALLY WITH ITS DEVELOPMENT OF ITS NICHE IN BRAZIL'S NORTHEAST, WITH LOCAL ROUTES BETWEEN NATAL, FORTALEZA AND RECIFE, WHICH CONNECT WITH SHUTTLE OPERATIONS FOR HIGH LOADS.
DECEMBER 2000: 1 727-227 (1196-21242, PP-JUB), EX-CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CAL), PEGASUS (PSS) LEASED.
MARCH 2001: GOVERNMENT OK'S SCHEDULED SERVICES.
APRIL 2001: 1 L-1011-500 (1206), EX-DELTA AIRLINES (DAL).
JULY 2001: SITA: GRUSJXH. 48 EMPLOYEES.
April 2002: (Telephone: +55 2 153 37605). SITA: GRULA4H.
October 2002: 727-243F (1394-21661, PP-BLR), Aeroturbine (AUB) leased. 727-2H9 (1786-22665, PP-FBL), bought from JAT Yugoslav (JAT).
April 2003: Fly Linhas Aereas (FLF) operates regular jet airplane flights from Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, plus charters to neighboring countries.
Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Fortaleza; Joao Pessoa; Natal; Recife; Rio de Janeiro; & Sao Paulo.
June 2003: 48 employees. SITA: GRULAXH.
(Telephone: +55 (21) 25 33 76 05). (FAX: +55 (21) 25 32 17 05).
September 2003: Ceased operations.
January 2005: Resumed operations with 1 727-200.
January 2013: The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) has criticized a +150% increase in taxes and landing fees at Curacao Airport. Curacao Airport Partners (the international consortium that manages Curacao International Airport) announced the hike November 30 and made it effective December 1.
According to (ALTA), the increase includes all passenger facility charges (PFCs) and landing fees.
The organization has sent an official message to the Minister of Traffic, Transport & Regional Planning of Curacao, protesting the “unjustified measure to increase airport revenues at the expense of passengers and carriers.” “Raising taxes by +150% from one day to the next is drastic and unheard of,” the organization stated. It pointed out that “although the Curacao airport authority will assume the cost of the (PFC) increase on tickets previously sold at a price that included the existing (PFC), if the flight date on said tickets is within three months of the new charges becoming effective, carriers will be forced to absorb the additional taxes on tickets already sold for flights departing after February 28, 2013.” (ALTA) and its 35 airline members called the initiative “deplorable,” contrary to (ICAO)’s recommended practices and detrimental to Curacao’s tourism. The organization said the industry supports 5.4 million jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean and $125 billion in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the region, while 4 million additional jobs are supported “through the catalytic impacts of travel and tourism.”