Transbrasil Airlines

Transbrasil Airlines
Transbrasil Airlines Information Transbrasil Airlines Fleets
Transbrasil Airlines History Transbrasil Airlines Destinations

Transbrasil Airlines Information

Transbrasil Airlines IATA
Transbrasil Airlines ICAO
Transbrasil Airlines Callsign
Founded 1955
Ceased operations 2001
Hubs Sao Paulo, Brazil
Headquarters Brasilia
Key people Omar Fontana

Transbrasil Airlines History

Transbrasil was a worldwide Brazilian airline. Their operation was stopped in December 2001. The Transbrasil was confidentially owned through Omar Fontana and his family. The company was well-known for its colorful airplane which created a rainbow on the tail of aircraft. It was operated in Brasilia International Airport in Brasilia.

Transbrasil History

1955 - Sadia Linhas Areas was made, through Omar Fontana. And it was organized and used through Sadia, especially for food transportation.
1962 - Sadia obtains "Transports Aereos Salvador". And it enclosed 53 cities with a navy of 27 airplanes.
1967 - Sadia regulates its fleet with compelled aircraft (generally Dart Heralds).
1968 - Sadia unlocked its capital and issued shares to its workers.
1972 - Sadia altered its name to Transbrasil S.A. Linhas Areas, and shifted its center to Brasília.


1973 - Transbrasil prepared some Bandeirante EMB-110, created by Embraer, to restore the Dart Heralds.
1974 - Transbrasil acquired its first 727-100.
1975 - Transbrasil is the 3rd leading Brazilian airline. Mutually with VASP and Varig, it endured the oil calamity whilst most other airlines in Brazil were affirmed bankrupt.
1985 - Omar Fontana misplaced his shares in the corporation, in a govt. judgment. After two years, he was back as a vendor again, but the corporation was slipped by its precursor.
1990s - The corporation made a big growth, getting original 737s and 767s. It was formerly the 2nd major Brazilian airline.
1998 - Omar Fontana determined to withdraw, owing to health problems. Celso Cipriani presumed the government. The corporation began its demise in late 1990s, owing to little awareness given to domestic marketplace, international catastrophe and harsh contests from VASP and Varig, TAM Linhas Areas on the most gainful methods.
2001 - Shell determined to interrupt the delivery of kerosene to Transbrasil until airline paid its amount overdue with the oil corporation. After two years, the corporation was affirmed bankrupt.


On 16 September, 2009 Brazilian Federal Supreme Court began the inspection of the validity of bankruptcy of Transbrasil. The bankruptcy was established on 2nd October 2009.
Transbrasil was recognized for its multi-colored airplanes. The major airplanes used through the corporation and its auxiliary Interbrasil were:
Dart Herald
BAC One Eleven-500


Brazil : Brasília, Aracaju, Belem, Campinas, Belo Horizonte, Campo Grande, Fortaleza, Florianopolis, Goiania, Foz do Iguaçu, Manaus, Londrina, Porto Alegre,Maringá, Recife, Natal, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Luis, Sao Paulo, Teresina, Vitoria.
Other countries: Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, Miami, Lisboa, Porto, New York JFK, Orlando, Vienna
Main hubs: Sao Paulo (Guarulhos & Congo has Airports), Rio de Janeiro (Santos Dumont Airports and Galion), Brasília, Porto Alegre, Belo Horizonte (Pampulha Airport).
Since 1998, and comprising its ancillary Interbrasil.

Transbrasil Airlines Destinations

Transbrasil Airlines Destinations in Brazil:

  • Aracaju
  • Brasilia
  • Belem
  • Belo Horizonte
  • Campinas
  • Campo Grande
  • Florianópolis
  • Fortaleza
  • Foz do Iguaçu
  • Goiânia
  • Londrina
  • Manaus
  • Maringá
  • Natal
  • Porto Alegre
  • Recife
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Salvador
  • Sao Paulo
  • Sao Luis
  • Teresina
  • Vitória

Transbrasil Airlines Destinations in Other countries:

  • Amsterdam
  • Buenos Aires
  • Lisboa
  • Miami
  • New York JFK
  • Porto
  • Orlando
  • Vienna

Transbrasil Airlines Major hubs:

  • Sao Paulo (Congonhas & Guarulhos Airports)
  • Rio de Janeiro (Galeao and Santos Dumont Airports)
  • Belo Horizonte (Pampulha Airport)
  • Brasilia
  • Porto Alegre

Transbrasil Airlines Fleets

  • Transbrasil Airlines Fleet - DC-3
  • Transbrasil Airlines Fleet - C-46
  • Transbrasil Airlines Fleet - Dart Herald
  • Transbrasil Airlines Fleet - BAC One Eleven-500
  • Transbrasil Airlines Fleet - EMB-110
  • Transbrasil Airlines Fleet - 707
  • Transbrasil Airlines Fleet - 727-100
  • Transbrasil Airlines Fleet - 737-300
  • Transbrasil Airlines Fleet - 737-400
  • Transbrasil Airlines Fleet - 767-200
  • Transbrasil Airlines Fleet - 767-300