Copyright Photo: Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos – ITA (2nd) Airbus A320-232 PS-SFC (msn 2156) GRU (Rodrigo Cozzato). Image: 954596.
Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos-ITA (2nd) (São Paulo) launched its first flight from Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo to Brasilia on June 29, 2021.
On July 1, 2021 the carrier added Belo Horizonte.
Founded in 2020, ITA began operations on June 29, 2021. The company will fly to eight Brazilian cities in the beginning.
By June 2022, the company is planning to operate to 35 destinations in Brazil and hopes to have 50 aircraft in its fleet.
This is the second time that Itapemirin Group has operated an airline.
The first time was with Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos, which operated between 1991 and 2000. It had a cargo division, Itapemirim Cargo, which operated six Boeing 727s. It flew from Viracopos to Manaus and it also operated on the Campinas-Galeão-Recife-Fortaleza route.
The other division was Itapemirim Regional, which operated flights between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro with two Cessna Caravans, between 1997 and 1998.
The Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) was revoked by the defunct DAC – Department of Civil Aviation in 2000.
ITA Transportes Aéreos (Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos), a new airline in Brazil, has taken delivery of it first Airbus A320 (PS-SPJ, ex-Vueling EC-LQK) (below).
It plans to build the fleet to 10 A320s initially.
ITA is based in Belo Horizonte.
The new airline is planning to commence operations on March 19, 2021.
The new company describes its activities:
Itapemirim is a company with extensive knowledge in passenger transport. This experience of Brazil and Brazilians could not be only on land, we will take our service differentials to a much higher level.
Now, Itapemirim has gained wings and we will start operations in air transport with a great focus on serving our passengers, starting a new milestone of quality and competitiveness in the main markets that we will operate.
For Itapemirim, the goal is to bring to the national territory the democratization of air transport. With the unparalleled experience of those who already serve, in road transport more than 50% of cities throughout the country, it will be an innovative and unprecedented business journey.
In fact, entrepreneurial and competitive spirit is what makes Itapemirim go further. Every day.