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Puma Air

Puma Air
IATA
Z4
ICAO
PLY
Callsign
PUMA BRASIL
Founded 2002
Ceased operations 2011
Fleet size 1
Parent company Angola Air Services
Headquarters Belém, Brazil
Key people Gleison Gamboni de Souza
Website .br.com.pumaairwww

Puma Air (Puma Linhas Aéreas) was a Brazilian airline founded in 2002. In August 2011 it ceased operations.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Destinations 2
  • Fleet 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

Puma Air Boeing 737-300

The airline was founded on January 21, 2002 with a fleet of 3 Cessna 208B Grand Caravan and serving 12 cities in the state of Pará. Originally a charter and air taxi operator, later it started to operate also scheduled flights.

After a period of expansion and becoming an important regional carrier on the Amazon region, Puma Air, under severe economical difficulties, grounded its aircraft and interrupted all services in February 2009. It was then sold and re-organized.[1]

The new share-holders composition was approved by ANAC in January 2010: 80% of the shares belong to the Brazilian company Ipiranga Obras Públicas e Privadas and to Gleison Gamboni e Souza, and 20% of the shares belong to the Angolan company Angola Air Services. Puma Air restarted its operations on April 12, 2010, with flights from Belém to Macapá and São Paulo,[2] after being grounded between January and March 2010. Puma Air does not restrict its services anymore to the Amazon region.

The airline planned to end the year 2010 with three Boeing 737-300s and to start operating a flight between Recife and Luanda,[3] using a Boeing 767-300ER wet-leased from Gol Airlines with Varig colors.[4] On August 23, 2010 the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) designated Puma Air to operate 4 weekly flights on the route.[5] However, on July 2011 those plans were still not implemented.

After being grounded since August 16, 2011, the airline lost its operational license on July 23, 2013.[6]

Destinations

Old logo

Puma Air served the following cities:

Country City Airport Notes
 Brazil Belém Val de Cans International Airport
 Brazil Fortaleza Pinto Martins International Airport
 Angola Luanda Quatro de Fevereiro Airport charter services with wet-leased aircraft
 Brazil Macapá Alberto Alcolumbre International Airport
 Brazil São Paulo Guarulhos/Gov. André Franco Montoro International Airport

Fleet

As of September 2011 the fleet of Puma Air included the following aircraft:[7]

References

  1. ^ "Puma Air Linhas Aéreas (Brasil)" (in Portuguese). Aviação Brasil. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Companhia paraense Puma Air inicia voos Belém-São Paulo no final de março" (in Portuguese). Cidade Biz. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Puma Air aposta em Norte e Nordeste e investe R$100 mi no 1̊ ano" (in Portuguese). Folha Online. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2010. 
  4. ^ Komatsu, Alberto (18 March 2010). "Varig vai à Europa e aos EUA com voo fretado" (in Portuguese). Valor Online. Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Puma Air conquista quatro voos semanais para Angola" (in Portuguese). Panrotas. 24 August 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Ata da reunião deliberativa realizada em 23 de julho de 2013" (in Portuguese). ANAC. July 23, 2013. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Frota atual das empresas brasileiras" (in Portuguese). Aeromuseu. September 3, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2011. 

External links

  • Angola Air Services
  • Puma Air Photo Archive at airliners.net
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