ITA Transportes Aéreos Ltda (also known as ITA, or Itapemirim) is a new Brazilian airline, based at São Paulo 's São Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport.
The airline, which belongs to the Itapemirim Group, was founded in 2020. ITA Transportes Aéreos Ltda is the second attempt by the Itapemirim Group to establish an airline, following Itapermirim Transportes Aéreos, which operated between 1991 and 2000. When ITA launches, at the end of junio 2021, the airline will initially fly to eight Brazillian cities. As part of the airline’s longer term growth strategy, ITA hopes to then expand its route network to 35 destinations within Brazil.
ITA is on a mission to put passengers first, and will be the first domestic airline in Brazil to offer free baggage allowance to all passengers, in addition to offering more space between seats.
The airline has plans to commence flights on the 29 junio, 2021. In the meantime, you can take a look at our list of alternative airlines below to discover airlines which operate similar routes. You can also take a look at our guide to domestic flights within Brazil for a full airline guide, which also includes top tips and travel advice.
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When the airline commences flights, it will fly domestically to destinations in Brazil, including Brasília, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Seguro, Maringá, João Pessoa, Cuiabá, Aracaju, Campo Grande, and many other cities/towns. Below is a list of announced destinations.
|Aracaju||Santa Maria Airport||AJU|
|Belém||Val-de-Cans/Júlio Cezar Ribeiro International||BEL|
|Belo Horizonte||Tancredo Neves International Airporta||CNF|
|Brasília||Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport||BSB|
|Campo Grande||Campo Grande International Airport||CGR|
|Cuiabá||Marechal Rondon International Airport||CGR|
|Curitiba||Afonso Pena International Airport||CGB|
|Florianópolis||Hercílio Luz International Airport||FLN|
|Fortaleza||Pinto Martins International Airport||FOR|
|Foz do Iguaçu||Cataratas International Airport||IGU|
|Goiânia||Santa Genoveva/Goiânia International Airport||GYN|
|Imperatriz||Imperatriz-Prefeito Renato Moreira Airport||IMP|
|João Pessoa||Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport||JPA|
|Macapá||Macapá-Alberto Alcolumbre International Airport||MCP|
|Maceió||Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport||MCZ|
|Manaus||Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes International Airport||MAO|
|Maringá||Sílvio Name Júnior Regional Airport||MGF|
|Natal||Governador Aluízio Alves International Airport||NAT|
|Navegantes||Ministro Victor Konder International Airport||NVT|
|Palmas||Brigadeiro Lysias Rodrigues Airport||PMW|
|Puerto alegre||Salgado Filho International Airport||POA|
|Porto Seguro||Porto Seguro Airport||BPS|
|Porto Velho||Governador Jorge Teixeira de Oliveira International Airport||PVH|
|Presidente Prudente||Presidente Prudente State Airport||PPB|
|Recife||Guararapes–Gilberto Freyre International Airport||PPB|
|Ribeirão Preto||Dr. Leite Lopes–Ribeirão Preto State Airport||RAO|
|Rio de Janeiro||Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport||GIG|
|Salvador da Bahia||Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport||SSA|
|Santarém||Maestro Wilson Fonseca Airport||STM|
|São Paulo||Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport||GRU|
|São José do Rio Preto||Prof. Eribelto Manoel Reino–São José do Rio Preto State Airport||SJP|
|São Luís||Marechal Cunha Machado International Airport||SLZ|
|Teresina||Senador Petrônio Portella Airport||THE|
|Uberlândia||Tenente Coronel Aviador César Bombonato Airport||UDI|
|Vitória||Eurico de Aguiar Salles Airport||VIX|
The following checked baggage allowance will apply to all passengers. Each passenger may check-in one bag to be transported in the hold of the aircraft. This bag must not exceed 23kg's in weight, and will be checked at the airport. If the bag exceeds this weight, then excess baggage fees will apply.
Each passenger can bring 1 carry-on bag. This bag must have a maximum weight of 10 kg. In addition to this one carry-on bag, passengers can also bring one personal item, which might be a small purse, laptop case or a baby bag.
Online check-in will be available for flights operated by ITA Transportes Aéreos Ltda, and can be completed through the airline's website.
As well as online check-in, passengers will also have the option to do so at the airport, by arriving at one of the airline's check-in desks. Passengers must sarrive 1h30 (one and a half hours) before to flight departure. Airport check-in closes 40 minutes before departure.
There will be one cabin class onbard ITA's flights: Standard Economy. The airline has stated that it will provide much more personal space for passengers, with greater legroom and space between seats. ITA wants all passengers to sit comfortably and have a premium experience. There will be 162 seats available, configured in a 3-3 formation.
The aircraft will be full equiped, with W/C facilities and galley space to enable flight attendants to serve light meals and snacks, as well as hot and cold drinks. This service will be complementary. There will be plenty of storage space in the overhead compartments, as well as under the seats.
Within the Economy Class cabin, passengers will be able to choose from the following 4 ticket fares: PROMO RATE, LIGHT RATE, RATE PLUS, and ITA RATE. These different rates equate to different tiers which determine the level of flexibility of the ticket, as well as benefits such as priority boarding. The PROMO fare will be the least flexible, while the the ITA fare will be the most flexible and enable passengers to cancel their flights for a 95% refund. The ticket fare options will be detailed during the booking process, so that you can choose the best fare option for you.
The airline does not currently offer a frequent flyer program.
The airline is not currently part of an airline alliance program.
ITA will initially operate with two Airbus A320 aircraft and each will be configured to carry 162 passengers. In the future, the airline hopes to expand its fleet to 50 aircraft. As well as the Airbus A320, the airline will also operate the Airbus A319-100.
The airline will be based at São Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport, the primary international airport serving São Paulo. It is the second busiest airport in Latin America, behind Mexico City International Airport, and is a primary gateway to Latin America from the US. As well as ITA Transportes Aéreos Ltda, the airport is also a hub for the following airlines: Gol Transportes Aéreos and LATAM Brasil.
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