Brazilian regional airline VoePass has incorporated its 15th ATR turboprop. The aircraft, an ATR 72-500 leased from Abelo, has a long career in service, having flown for the first time in 2007 and passed through several operators in Europe.
To honor the 27 years since its foundation when it was called Passaredo, VoePass decided to apply a retro paint job, with the colors and logo on its debut, when it initially operated with two Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia.
In addition, the PR-PDW registration ATR, was named as “Gaturamo-Bandeira”, a bird also known as “bandeirinha”, for its colors similar to the flag of Brazil.
“It is exciting to be able to configure this aircraft with the identity of 27 years ago. It reminds us of all the battles we’ve been through over time, recognizing that it was all worth it”, said the company’s president, José Luiz Felício Filho.
Configured to carry up to 72 passengers, the ATR 72 to another 11 similar models and three ATR 42, of smaller capacity. VoePass also states that it will receive two more turboprops by the end of the year.
Regarding the arrival of the two Boeing 737-700s passed on by Gol, however, the airline did not comment.