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Formed and started operations in 2002. Full name: Puma Air Linhas Aereas (PUM). Scheduled and charter, domestic, regional & international, passenger & cargo jet airplane services.
2123 - Annexo D Bairro do Marco
66087-680 Belem, Brazil
Avenida Julio Cesar
Belem Para 66087-680, Brazil
January 2002: Was founded as a charter and air taxi operator with a fleet of 3 Cessna 208B Caravans and serving 12 cities in the state of Para. Later, it started to operate also scheduled flights.
February 2009: Afrter a period of expansion and becoming an important regional carrier in the Amazon region, Puma Air (PUM), under severe economical difficulties, grounded its airplanes and interrupted all services. It was then sold and re-organized.
January 2010: The new share-holders composition was approved by (ANAC), with 80% of the shares belonging to the Brazilian company, Ipiranga Obras Publicas e Privadas and to Gleison Gamboni e Souza, and 20% of the shares belonging to the Angolan company, Angola Air Services (http://www.angolaairservices.com).
April 2010: Puma Air (PUM) re-started its operations, after being grounded for three months. (PUM) does not restrict its services anymore to the Amazon region.
(PUM) plans to end 2010 with 3 737-300 airplanes and to start operating Recife to Luanda with a 767-300ER, wet-leased from Gol Airlines (GOT) in Varig (VAR) colors.
May 2010: Puma Air (PUM) operated services to the following destinations: Belem Val de Caes International airport; Macapa International airport; and Sao Paulo Guarulhos/Governador Franco Montoro International airport.
August 2010: Puma Air (PUM) is a regional operator providing scheduled services from Belem to Altamira, Itaituba and Monte Dourado, and passenger and cargo charter flights in the Amazon region.
Parent organization/shareholders: Ipirabga Obras e Privadas & Gleison Gamboni e Souza (80%); & Angola Air Services (20%).
(IATA) Code: PA. (ICAO) Code: PLY (Callsign - PUMA BRASIL).
Main base: Belem Val de Caes International airport (BEL).