TwoFlex

TwoFlex Aviação Inteligente is a domestic airline based in Jundiaí, Brazil, founded in 2013.

History

TwoFlex was born on April 1, 2013 as a result of the merger of Two Táxi Aéreo and Flex Aero Táxi Aéreo.[1][2]

Between August 2016 and June 2019, TwoFlex operated wet lease flights on behalf of Voe Minas Gerais, a State-run project that connected cities within the State of Minas Gerais to the State capital Belo Horizonte. TwoFlex was the only operator for the duration of this program, which was discontinued on June 30, 2019.[3]

In November 2017, Twoflex was granted rights to operate regular feeder passenger flights connecting smaller locations to main cities in all Brazilian territory. At the time, this authorization led to the increase of services provided by Voe Minas Gerais.[4][5]

Being autorized to operate feeder services nationwide, on April 12, 2019, TwoFlex announced an adapted Essential Air Service partnership with Gol Transportes Aéreos in which TwoFlex would operate feeder services on behalf of Gol in the States of Amazonas, Pará and Mato Grosso.[6] Following the same trend, flights to six locations in Rio Grande do Sul[7] and 11 in Paraná[8] are planned.

Another consequence of this authorization was being allowed to bid for slots at São Paulo–Congonhas Airport.[9] On August 14, 2019, the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil confirmed that TwoFlex was granted 14 slots at Congonhas but can only operate using the auxiliary runway 17L/35R.[10] TwoFlex plans to connect São Paulo-Congonhas with three cities in São Paulo State and one in Rio de Janeiro using its own reservation platform.[11]

Destinations

As of September 2019 TwoFlex operated services to the following destinations in Brazil:[12]

City Airport Notes
Rio de Janeiro Jacarepaguá Airport begins 28 October 2019[13]

As of September 2019, below are destinations marketed as Gol Transportes Aéreos using its platform and operated by TwoFlex:[14]

City Airport Notes
Água Boa Água Boa Airport Mato Grosso network
Almeirim Pará network
Bagé Comandante Gustavo Kraemer Airport Rio Grande do Sul network
Belém Val de Cans International Airport Pará feeding base
Breves Pará network
Cuiabá Marechal Rondon International Airport Mato Grosso feeding base
Juína Juína Airport Mato Grosso network
Maués Maués Airport Amazonas network
Manaus Brig. Eduardo Gomes International Airport Amazonas feeding base
Monte Dourado (Almeirim) Serra do Areão Airport Pará network
Parintins Júlio Belém Airport Amazonas network
Porto Alegre Salgado Filho International Airport Rio Grande do Sul feeding base
Porto de Moz Pará network
Santa Rosa Luís Alberto Lehr Airport Rio Grande do Sul network
São Félix do Araguaia São Félix do Araguaia Airport Mato Grosso network
Tangará da Serra Mato Grosso network

Fleet

As of September 2019 the fleet of TwoFlex included the following aircraft:[15]

TwoFlex Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers (Y) Notes
Cessna 208 Caravan 18 0 9

Airline affinity program

TwoFlex has no Frequent Flyer Program. Flights marketed by Gol Transportes Aéreos earn benefits as per Gol program Smiles.

Accidents and incidents

  • 16 September 2019: a Cessna 208 Caravan registration PT-MHC operating a flight from Manaus to Maués, crashed in a wooded area on takeoff. All ten on board survived the accident. Thunderstorm were present in the area around the time of departure. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.[16]

References

  1. ^ "TWOFlex possui a maior frota de Cessna Caravan do Brasil". Aviação Paulista (in Portuguese). 4 February 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  2. ^ "TWOFLEX é a mais nova associada da ABEAR". Aeroin (in Portuguese). 11 June 2019. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Voe Minas Gerais". Codemge (in Portuguese). Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Decisão Ad Referendum Processo: 00058.085638/2016-12". ANAC (in Portuguese). 29 December 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Táxi-aéreo que atua em MG recebe autorização para fazer voos regionais em todo o Brasil". Aeromagazine (in Portuguese). 27 November 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  6. ^ "GOL anuncia parceria com a TwoFlex para expansão de malha regional". Gol Transportes Aéreos (in Portuguese). 12 April 2019. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Governo do RS assina decreto para ampliar voos regionais". Panrotas (in Portuguese). 4 July 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Paraná ganha 11 novas rotas de voos espalhadas pelo Estado". Agência de notícias do Paraná (in Portuguese). 7 August 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Two Flex também pede slots para operar em Congonhas". Panrotas. 17 June 2019. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Anac oficializa alocação de slots em Congonhas". Panrotas (in Portuguese). 14 August 2019. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  11. ^ "TWOFLEX faz solicitação de slots para operar em Congonhas". Aeroflap (in Portuguese). 17 June 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Home". TwoFlex (in Portuguese). Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  13. ^ "TwoFlex cria voo de Jacarepaguá (RJ) para Congonhas (SP)". Aeropflap (in Portuguese). 11 September 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Home". TwoFlex (in Portuguese). Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Frota de aeronaves". TwoFlex (in Portuguese). Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Accident description PT-MHC". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 18 September 2019.

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