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STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1998. A K A "PASSAREDO TRANSPORTES AEREAS." SCHEDULED & CHARTER, DOMESTIC & REGIONAL, PASSENGER & CARGO AIRPLANE SERVICES.
AEROPORTO LEITE LOPES
AV THOMAZ ALBERTO WHATELY S/N LOTE 16
SAO PAULO 14078-550, 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.
PASSAREDO TRANSPORTES AEREOS (PDO) WAS FOUNDED BY THE PASSAREDO BUS TRANSPORT COMPANY.
(PDO) PROVIDES CHARTER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES TO RIO, CANCUN, ARUBA, AND MARGARITA ISLAND.
JULY 1998: 1 A310-324 (PW4000) (535), EX-AEROCANCUN (CAU), (ILF) LEASED.
NOVEMBER 1998: 2 ATR 42-320'S (340), ATR ASSET MANAGEMENT.
APRIL 1999: 120 EMPLOYEES. SITA: HDQRMY8.
ATR 42-320 (300, PP-PSG).
JUNE 1999: A310-324 (535, PP-PSE), RETURNED TO (ILF).
SEPTEMBER 1999: A310-324 (PW4152) (535) RETURNED TO (ILF), LEASED TO
APRIL 2000: 200 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 36 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 96 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 16 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).
MAIN BASE: RIBEIRAO PRETO AIRPORT.
HUBS: SAO PAULO CONGONHAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT; SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS AIRPORT.
JANUARY 2001: ATR 42-320 (340, PP-PSF), RETURNED TO ATR.
APRIL 2001: MAIN BASE: RIBEIRAO PRETO AIRPORT.
April 2002: Out of business. Suspended airline operations.
April 2004: Restarted operations.
April 2007: (TAM) (TPR) said it contracted Passaredo Transportes Aereos (PDO) to operate regional services to Barreiras and Vitoria de Conquista from Brasilia, Salvador and Ribeirao Preto.
April 2008: Passaredo Transportes Aereos re-branded as "Passaredo Linhas Aereas" (PDO).
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 agreement 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.
October 2009: (TAP) Maintenance and Engineering Brazil delivered 2 ERJ-145s (597; 607) formerly operated by Thai carrier, PB Air (PBJ) to (GECAS) (GEF), after performing a "C" maintenance check. The airplanes immediately went into operation with Passaredo Linhas Aereas (PDO).
June 2010: 2 ERJ-145LU (281, PR-PSM; 351, PR-PSJ), (GEF) leased.
July 2010: ERJ-145MP (407, PR-PSN), (GEF) leased.
August 2010: Passaredo Linhas Aereas (PDO) operates regional routes in Brazil serving 22 destinations in 9 states. Also offers charter flights.
(IATA) Code: P3. (ICAO) Code: PTB (Callsign - PASSAREDO).
Parent organization/shareholders: Grupo Passaredo (100%).
Alliances: (TAM) Linhas Aereas (TPR).
Main base: Ribeiro Preto airport (RAO).
December 2010: (GOL) Linhas Aereas Inteligentes (GOT) has extended its domestic reach through a commercial agreement with Brazilian regional operator Passaredo Linhas Aereas (PDO). This new arrangement adds
103 flights to 20 destinations to (GOT)’s sales network. Included in the deal are services to Barreiras and Vitoria da Conquista in Bahia; Marilia, Ribeirao Preto and Sao Jose de Rio Preto in Sao Paulo state; and Ji-Parana, Rondonia.
Passaredo (PDO) also brings 6 new direct flights to GOL (GOT)’s
Latin network, including Porto Alegre in Rio Grande do Sul to Goiania, Goias; and Uberlandia in Minas Gerais to Rio de Janeiro.
(PDO) currently operates 10 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145s and 5 30-seat Embraer ERJ-120 Brasilias and has plans to add +8 ERJ-145s by
“This is a strategic agreement for (GOT) because (PDO) is a well-known regional airline which will add important destinations to our route network, improving our penetration and offering our passengers new direct flight options,” says (GOT)’s Marketing VP Claudia Pagnano in a release. Pagnano noted that while (GOT) will now sell the regional’s flights up to the day before the departure, passengers will not accumulate frequent flyer miles.
November 2011: Air Lease Corporation (ALE) has signed lease agreements for 4 ATR 72-600s, leased to Passaredo (PDO).
April 2012: Passaredo Linhas Aereas (PDO) plans to take delivery of a 1st of 4 ATR 72-600s next month. It currently operates 15 ERJ-145s on domestic services.
May 2012: Passaredo Linhas Aéreas (PDO) took delivery of its 1st ATR 72-600 via an Air Lease Corporation (ALE) lease, and also announced a contract with ATR to directly purchase 10 ATR 72-600s valued at >$200 million at list prices.
(PDO) will take delivery of +3 leased ATR 72-600s and the 10 purchased ATR 72-600s over the next 31 months, meaning it will operate 14 of the type by the end of 2014. It also has options on +10 of the type. (PDO) will add 2 leased ATR 72-500s to its fleet this year.
“With the arrival of these new 70-seat ATRs, Passaredo (PDO) will progressively add passenger capacity and substantially reduce seat-costs on its regional network,” ATR and (PDO) said. “The airline will benefit from its interline agreement with (GOL) (GOT) and will further develop its regional network with the introduction of new routes across the country.”
(PDO) President, Luiz Felicio said, “Both from a cost and modernity perspective, the ATR 72-600 airplane is definitely the best suited regional airplane for short-haul operations in Brazil.”
There are now 60 ATR airplanes in operation in Brazil, a number slated to grow past >100 within 3 years.
SEE PHOTO - - "PDO-2012-05 - ATR 72-600 INTRO."
January 2016: "Accident: Passaredo ATR 72 at Rondonopolis Landed Short of Runway, Took Out Airport Fence," by Simon Hradecky, The Aviation Herald, January 9, 2016.
A Passaredo Avions de Transport Regional ATR 72-212A (PR-PDD) performing flight P3-2330 (departed January 8th) from Brasilia, DF to Rondonopolis, MT (Brazil), was on approach to Rondonopolis' runway 02 when the aircraft touched down >300 meters/1000 feet short of the runway in a soy field at 00:23L (02:23Z), rolled for about 30 meters/100 feet and collided with and took out a fence (with concrete pylons) while going around. The aircraft landed without further incident following a second approach. There were no injuries. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to fuselage, propellers and landing gear.
The Secretary of Transport & Traffic of Rondonopolis stated the incident didn't have any gravity, the plane landed safely and normally, some time later.
Passaredo (PDO) stated that due to weather, the aircraft needed to go around following a first touch down at 00:23L (02:23Z). The aircraft positioned for another approach and landed safely on the 2nd approach. The passengers disembarked normally.
Rondonopolis features a runway 02/20 of 1850 meters/6070 feet length.
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PDO-EMB-145LR - 2011-11
0 A310-322 (JT9D-7R4E1) (437, /87 PP-PSD), RETURNED. 247Y.
0 A310-324 (PW4152) (535), EX-(CAU), RETURNED (ILF), LEASED TO (YEM) 1999-09.
0 ATR42-320 (300, PP-PSG; 340 RETURNED 2001-02), RETURNED.
1 +13 ORDERS ATR72-212A (575, PR-PDJ "ANDORINHA"), (ALE) LEASED 2011-11. 70Y.
2 EMBRAER ERJ-120ER BRASILIA QC (PW118A) (051, PR-OAN; 147, PT-SLD; 192, PT-SLE; 302, /95 PP-PSA; 303, /95 PP-PSB; 313, /96 PP-PSC), 051; 147; 192; & 313; RETURNED. 30Y OR FREIGHTER.
1 EMBRAER 120RT BRASILIA (PW118) (118, /89 PR-PSD), 2008-01. 30Y.
1 EMBRAER 120RT BRASILIA (PW118A) (161, /89 PT-SLE), 2008-12. 30Y.
2 EMBRAER ERJ-145LR (AE3007A1) (016, /97 PR-PSF - - SEE PHOTO - - "PDO-EMB-145-2009-04;" 021, /97 PR-PSG), (ECC) LEASING LEASED 2009-05. 50Y.
5 EMBRAER ERJ-145LR (AE3007A1-2) (269, PR-PSL 2010-05; 281, PR-PSM, 2010-06; 387, PR-PSK 2010-04; 407, PR-PSN, 2010-07; 597, /02 HS-PBE; 607, /02 HS-PBF), EX-(PBJ), (GEF) LEASED 2009-10. 269; RETURNED. 50Y.
1 EMBRAER ERJ-145MP (407, PR-PSN), 2010-07. 50Y.
JOSE LUIZ FELICIO, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).
RANEIRI MARCON, FINANCE DIRECTOR.