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7JetSet7 Code: TIB
Status: Currently Not Operational
Country: BRAZIL
Employees 1881
Web: airtrip.com.br
Email: monica.mitraud@voetrip.com.br
Telephone: +55 19 2139 3100
Fax: +55 19 2139 3101

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TIB-VISIT RIO - 2011-11

Formed and started operations in 1998. Domestic & regional, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.

Av Cambacicas 1200
Parque Imperador
13097-104 Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil


April 2008: TRIP Linhas Aereas (TIB) is part of the Grupo Caprioli industrial concern that also owns one of Brazil's largest bus operators.

May 2008: Total Linhas Aereas was merged into TRIP, which took over Total's domestic schedules.

June 2009: Embraer EMB-175 (0277, PP-PJB; 0287, PP-PJC), deliveries.

July 2009: ATR72-212A (874, PP-PTQ), delivery.

March 2011: Embraer (EMB) said that TRIP Linhas Aereas (TIB) ordered four additional EMB-190s valued at $172 million at list prices. (TIB) already was slated to take delivery of nine EMB-190s this year, and said it intends to use the new airplanes to expand its destinations domestically. It expects the Brazilian market to double in size over the next five years. It currently operates nine EMB-175s.

"(TIB) already owns the largest regional fleet in South America, and the acquisition of these nine airplanes will make it possible to boost the connections between our regional hubs, as well as the expansion of routes between cities with a medium traffic density," said (TIB) President, Jose Mario Caprioli.

(TIB)'s EMB-190s will be in a single-class, 110Y-seat configuration.

May 2011: TRIP Linhas Aéreas (TIB) took delivery of the first of nine Embraer EMB-190 jets that it will add to its fleet before the end of the year.

July 2011: Embraer EMB-190-100LR (00441, PP-PJN) delivery.

August 2011: Air Lease Corporation (ALE) delivered the first two of six (CF34)-powered Embraer EMB-190s (00450, PP-PJO; 00460, PP-PJP) on lease to TRIP Linhas Aereas.

September 2011: TRIP Linhas Aéreas (TIB), the south American leader in regional aviation just finalized the acquisition of 18 new ATR72-600, plus options for 22 additional ones. 9 ATR72-600 will be directly ordered to the French-Italian manufacturer. In addition to this contract with ATR, (TIB) will lease 9 ATR72-600 with the lessors (ALE) (Air Lease Corporation) and (GECAS) (GEF). The first airplane of this new model ATR72-600 will enter into service in October this year.

With the entry into service of the 18 firm ATR72-600s, (TIB) will become the largest ATR operator in the world, with a fleet of 51 ATRs. Today’s largest ATR fleet, 39 airplanes, is operated in the USA by American Eagle.

The airplane will be equipped with the newest technological developments of the ATR72-600 series airplane, including a new “glass cockpit” avionics suite and redesigned cabin interiors. The new ATR-600 series “Armonia” cabin, is equipped with thinner and lighter seats, and larger overhead bins. It will be configured for 68Y passengers.

These 18 ATR72-600 will enable TRIP Linhas Aéreas (TIB) to expand its domestic network to new destinations, as well as to add seat capacity and more frequencies in routes where demand is growing. The performance of these airplanes on short runways will allow the access to the most restricted airports in Brazil.

This new acquisition consolidates the pioneer and innovative choice of a mix fleet of ATR turboprops and Embraer regional jets.

Commenting the signature of these acquisitions, José Mario Caprioli Dos Santos, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TRIP Linhas Aéreas (TIB), declared: “We have been successfully operating several types of ATRs for more than a decade. Purchasing ATR72-600s is then a logical continuity in our partnership with ATR. We will be glad to introduce the newest improvements of these airplanes into our fleet, and to enhance and expand our air service offer with even higher standards of performance and comfort, as expected by the growing Brazilian market. We are also proud to become the largest ATR operator around the world.”

Filippo Bagnato, Chief Executive Officer of ATR, said: “Brazil is providing us huge commercial opportunities as airlines want to expand their regional networks with the most fuel efficient and environmental-friendly airplanes. We are proud that our airplanes are really becoming very popular airplanes across the country. There are some 50 already flying, while some other 40 airplanes will join in the next three years. We are convinced that the introduction in Brazil of the new ATR72-600s, which are now the new worldwide reference of modernity in regional aviation, will contribute to expand and consolidate the popularity of our airplanes in the country”.

ATR42-500 (584, PR-TKH), ContactAirleased, ex-(D-BQQQ).

October 2011: TRIP Linhas Aereas (TIB) is a major regional carrier linking more than >90 destinations primarily throughout Brazil.

Employees = 1,881.

(IATA) Code: 8R. (ICAO) Code: TIB - (Callsign - TRIP).

Parent organization/shareholders: Capitol Group, Grupo AguiAbranca (White Eagle Group) (80%), Skywest (20%).

Alliances: TAM Linhas Aereas (TPR).

Main Base: Campinas Viracopos International Airport (VCP).

Hubs: Recife Guarapes International Airport (REC); Curtiba Afonso Pena Airport (CWB); Natal Airport (NAT); and Manaus Eduardo Gomes International Airport (MAO).

November 2011: TRIP Linhas Aereas (TIB) made a modest +$11 million net profit in 2010 on a turnover of $444 million. It is projected that its total revenue at R$1.2 billion/$700 million) this year, clearly illustrating how fast (TIB) is rising.

December 2011: ATR72-600 (987, PR-TKK), (ALE) leased, ex-(F-WWLN).

February 2012: ATR72-600 (992, PR-TKL), (ALE) leased, ex-(F-WWLR).

May 2012: Brazilian carriers Azul (AZL) and TRIP (TIB) announced plans to merge, a move that would create an airline with about a 15% market share in Brazil, behind only dominant players (TAM) (TPR) and (GOL) (GOT).

"A third force in Brazilian aviation is being born," TRIP (TIB) Chairman, Renan Chieppe told reporters in Sao Paulo, according to multiple media reports. (AZL) Founder & (CEO), David Neeleman will run the combined company, which will be two-thirds controlled by (AZL). The two carriers themselves are expected to be merged eventually operating as a single carrier but possibly retaining the two brands.

The airlines operate more than >110 airplanes combined, all either Embraer (EMB) regional jets or ATR turboprops. (AZL) currently operates 31 EMB-195s, 10 EMB-190s, 7 ATR72-600s and 6 ATR72-200s. (TIB) operates 10 EMB-190s, 9 EMB-175s, 5 ATR72-600s, 15 ATR72-500s, 12 ATR42-500s, 10 ATR42-300s and a single EMB-120. The two carriers operate a total of 116 regional airplanes right now and will clearly be the #3 on the Brazilian domestic market with a 15% market share. The merger is subject to the approval of relevant Brazilian authorities.

TRIP (TIB) commenced services from Ipatinga in Minas Gerais to Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont. (TIB) connected Goiânia with Campo Grande in the Brazilian interior.

June 2012: Brazilian domestic traffic measured by (RPK)s grew +5.7% year-over-year in May, against a +5% growth in (ASK)s, according the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANCA). Industry load factor grew +0.7% point to 67.6% LF.

The (RPK)s and (ASK)s for May reached levels not seen since 2000, (ANCA) said.

Azul (AZL) achieved the highest individual load factor at 78% LF, closely followed by Avianca (AVI) with 75.9% LF. (AVI)’s (RPK)s grew +83%, followed by TRIP (TIB) at 66%. Market leader, (TAM) (TPR) faced a -7.9% decrease in (RPK)s, while second-ranked (GOL) (GOT) posted a +0.85% growth, each keeping a 38.7% and a 33.8% market share, respectively. (AVI) also led the way in market share growth, up +73.2%, to a +5.1% market share, followed by TRIP (TIB) with a +53% increase to 4.7% market share.

The accumulated January - May results show the industry grew +6.5% in domestic (RPK)s in the period, while (ASK)s increased +9.3%. The two major carriers, (TAM) (TPR) and (GOL) (GOT), faced 8.2% and 8.7% market share decrease, respectively, in the five first months of this year.

(TAM) (TPR) and (GOL) (GOT), the only Brazilian carriers that operate international scheduled flights, in May posted 91.7% and 8.3% market share in this sector, respectively, the first achieving a +2.5% increase in (RPK)s and the second decreasing -9.6%. (TAM) (TPR) achieved 82.9% LF load factor, against (GOL) (GOT)’s 56.3% LF. Industry load factor was 79.8% LF, up +0.7% point, the best May result for Brazilian carriers operating in the international market, since the year 2000.

Brazilian airlines as a whole faced a -2.7% decrease in international (RPK)s in May, against a -3.4% decrease in (ASK)s.

2 Embraer EMB-190-100LRs (0541, PP-PJU; 0550, PP-PJV), (ALE) leased.

September 2012: Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras (AZL) is planning to continue to operate under its name after the merger with TRIP Linhas Aéreas (TIB). The two carriers are expected to shortly start code share operations ahead of a full merger, once regulatory approval has been gained. This is currently not expected before the end of the year.

TRIP (TIB), the Brazilian domestic airline, further improved the connectivity between Cuiaba (CGB) and the Brazilian interior, as it launched services to Cacoal (OAC) on 2 September. Better known as Capital do Café Airport, the current facility was built in Cacoal as recently as 2009 and serves the Brazilian state of Rondônia. TRIP (TIB) now offers six weekly flights on the route, which it operates with ATR42s, as well as providing connecting opportunities.

November 2012: Brazilian carriers Azul (AZL) and Trip (TIB) began code sharing in September, taking a key step towards completing a merger between the two airlines first unveiled six months ago.

The code share agreement will allow (AZL) and (TIB) to jointly offer more than >100 destinations to customers. (AZL) will market flights on both carriers, even though (TIB) will continue ticket sales through its existing channels. This comes as the two airlines move towards using Azul (AZL) as the merged carrier's single brand. (TIB)'s brand will be dropped but the merged carrier's new color scheme will resemble (TIB)'s.

The two carriers first announced intentions to merge in May, creating an airline with a 15% share of domestic passenger traffic in Brazil. The merger is still awaiting final approval from Brazilian authorities, but is expected by year-end.

Azul (AZL) is already Brazil's third-largest carrier behind (TAM) (TPR) and (GOL) (GOT). The merger will result in a holding company, Azul Trip SA, in which (AZL) will hold two-thirds of the shares and Trip (TIB) the remainder. (AZL) Founder, David Neeleman will be (CEO) of the new holding company.

The fast-growing carriers are both based in Campinas in Sao Paulo state, which will help to make the merger less complex. (AZL) and (TIB) also operate similar airplanes; the two airlines will operate a combined fleet of more than >115 Embraer regional jets and ATR turboprops by the end of the year.

Together, they will have a combined network of more than >300 routes with over >830 daily flights. These represent at least 29% of total daily departures in Brazil, the carriers have said. The two airlines are expected to have combined revenues of more than >R4 billion/$1.97 billion by the end of 2012.

The carriers point to current networks overlapping in only 15% of the markets they serve, giving the combined carrier plenty of room to expand. On the radar are medium-sized cities and destinations that can be served more efficiently with their combined fleet.

"We have the right airplane size for growth, which is coming from cities with limited air service. We have a fleet that goes up to a hundred-plus seats, and we are better sized for this," says Azul Trip Director of Branding, Product & Communications, Gianfranco Beting.

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras (AZL) and TRIP Linhas Aéreas (TIB) have now received final approval from the Brazilian civil aviation regulator (ANAC) to proceed with their planned full merger of both carriers under the "Azul" name. The carriers will now go ahead and plan the merger before announcing a target date to fully absorb (TIB) into (AZL). (TIB)'s outstanding three EMB-190 orders have been converted to EMB-195s. The combined carrier's Embraer regional jets fleet currently consists of 38 EMB-195s, 22 EMB-190s and 9 EMB-175s making it the second biggest operator of the EMB-170/-190 family jets behind Republic Airlines ((IATA) Code (YX), based at Chicago O'Hare International (ORD)).

January 2013: Domestic (RPK) traffic growth in Brazil slowed to +6.8% in 2012, after growth of +15.9% in 2011 and +23.5% in 2010, and will likely remain in the single digits in 2013, as the country’s two major carriers continue to reduce capacity in response to challenging market conditions. But Brazil’s two other main domestic players, the new Azul (AZL)-TRIP (TIB) group and Avianca Brazil (ONE), will continue to expand and take market share away from the leading (TAM) (TPR) and Gol (GOT) groups.

(AZL)/(TIB) and (ONE) have each seen market share gains of between +2% and +3% over the last year. Their gains have come at the expense of Gol (GOT), which has been cutting capacity and struggling financially after acquiring smaller low-cost carrier (LCC), Webjet (WEB). (GOT) saw its share of the domestic market slip by about -4% in 2012, while (TAM) (TPR) has been able to keep its share relatively stable despite reducing capacity by lifting its load factors.

February 2013: Embraer (EMB), Azul (AZL) and TRIP Linhas Aéreas (TIB) have signed a renewal and expansion contract for the Pool services, for support on more than 350 spare parts and all repairable components of the hydraulic, mechanical, pneumatic, electronic and propulsion systems for their EMB-Jets. The renewal means the $400 million agreement will be extended until 2020.

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras ((IATA) Code: AD, based at Campinas Viracopos (VCP)) (AZL) and its sister carrier TRIP Linhas Aéreas ((IATA) Code: T4, based at Campinas Viracopos (VCP)) (TIB) have come one step closer to a full merger completing the migration of all TRIP (TIB) flights to Azul (AZL)'s passenger servicing system. All (TIB) flights are now also operated under (AZL)'s AD carrier code with the two carriers offering approximately 850 daily departures on average. Jointly, they operate a fleet of 40 EMB-195s, 22 EMB-190s, 8 EMB-175s, 23 ATR 72-600s, 14 ATR 72-500s, one ATR 72-200, 10 ATR 42-500s and five ATR 42-300s.

March 2013: Brazil’s antitrust agency, (CADE) has approved the merger between Azul (AZL) and TRIP Linhas Aereas (TIB). The new joint carrier will become the third largest in Brazil after market leaders (TAM) Airlines (TPR) and (GOL) (GOT).

(AZL) and (TIB) operate a combined fleet of 118 airplanes and fly to 102 domestic destinations. According to the National Civil Aviation Agency, the two carriers make up 16.4% of Brazil’s domestic market share. (CADE) is requiring (TIB) and (TPR) to cease their code share agreement, and that (AZL) and (TIB) operate at least 85% of their joint slots at Rio de Janeiro’s Santos Dumont Airport.

The two airlines announced their intent to merge in May 2012. (AZL)’s Founder & (CEO), David Neeleman told local media the airline is now working to enhance the route network, “increasing new flights, routes and frequencies in all capital cities and regions” of Brazil.

May 2014: Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras ((IATA) Code: AD, based at Campinas Viracopos) (AZL) will add a first A330-200 (527), to its fleet shortly. The twinjet, formerly (A9C-KG) with Gulf Air (GUL), is currently in storage at Lake Charles Chennault in the USA, and is part of a lease agreement with the International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) (ILF) entailing five Airbus A350-900s and three A330-200s.

(AZL) will deploy the airplane on its maiden longhaul international flights to the USA later in the year.

With the recent completion of its merger with (TRIP) Linhas Aéreas (TIV), (AZL) is now the largest operator of Avions de Transport Régional (Toulouse Blagnac) turboprops in the world with ten ATR42s and forty-eight ATR72s. It is also a prominent operator of Embraer (EMB) (São José dos Campos) jet airplanes employing twenty-two EMB-190s and fifty-four EMB-195s.


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TIB-ATR 72 - 2011-09
TIB-E175 - 2011-11

July 2015:

1 EMBRAER ERJ-120ER BRASILIA (PW118) (061, /87 PP-PTA), STORED. 30Y.

5 + 10/15 OPTIONS EMBRAER E175-200LR, 86Y.

6 EMBRAER E175-200LR (CF34-8E5A1) (0272, /09 PP-PJA; 0277, /09 PP-PJB; 0287, /09 PP-PJC), 86Y.

3 EMBRAER E175-200LR (CF34-8E5A1) (0126, /06 PP-PJI; 0137, /06 PP-PJG; 0147, /06 PP-PJH), (GEF) LSD 2010-09. 11F, 64Y.

18 EMBRAER E190-100LR (CF34) (00441, PP-PJN, 2011-07), 110Y.

4 EMBRAER E190-100LR (CF34) (00450, PP-PJO, 2011-08; 00460, PP-PJP, 2011-08; 0541, PP-PJU, 2012-07; 0550, PP-PJV, 2012-07), (ALE) LSD 2011-08. 110Y.

38 E195.

1 ATR 42-300 (PW120) (0035, /86 PP-PTC), 46Y.

1 ATR 42-300 (PW120) (0298, /93 PP-ATV). 48Y.

2 ATR 42-300 (PW120) (0295, /93 PT-MFE; 0400, /95 PR-TTE), (TLI) LSD 2008-07. 48Y.

1 ATR 42-320 (PW120) (0091, /88 PP-PTD; 0128, /89 PP-PTG), 46Y.

1 ATR 42-320 (PW121) (0021, /86 PR-TTF), (TLI) LSD 2007-05. 46Y.

4 ATR 42-300 (PW121) (0072, /88 PP-PTF; 0284, /92 PP-PTJ; 0374, /94 PP-PTI; 0380, /94 PT-TTL), 46Y.

3 ATR 42-500 (PW127E) (0503, /96 PP-PTV; 0510, /96 PP-PTW; 0556, /97 PR-TKE; 0584, PP-TKH), 584; CONTACTAIR LSD 2011-09. 48Y.

3 ATR 42-500 (PW127E) (0604, /99 PT-TKD; 0609, /00 PT-TKB), 42CY.

2 ATR 72-212A (PW127) (0454, /95 PR-TTI; 0463, /96 PR-TTJ), 2008-05. 66Y.

13 ATR 72-500 (PW127M) (0798, /08 PP-PTM; 0874, /09 PP-PTQ; 0926, /10 PR-TKA), 68Y.

2 +7 ORDERS ATR 72-600 (987, PR-TKK, 2011-12; 992, PR-TKL, 2012-02), (ALE) LSD, EX-(F-WWLN & F-WWLR). 68Y.

9/22 ORDERS ATR 72-600, (ALE) & (GEF) LSD, 68Y:


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