Publication date: December 17, 2021
The company from Sidnei Piva stopped performing all flights on Friday (17)
ANAC (National Civil Aviation Agency) officially informed on Friday, December 17, 2021, that it has suspended the Air Operator Certification (COA) from ITA (Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos) for businessman Sidnei Piva de Jesus.
According to a federal agency, through a memo, passengers with scheduled flights, starting on Saturday (December 18), should not show up at airports before calling the airline, which at the end of the night announced that all of your flights were suspended.
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The airline Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos (ITA) informed the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), at approximately 6pm, of the temporary suspension of operations in Brazil due to internal restructuring. The agency has determined that the airline must immediately provide full service to all passengers and communicate, individually, about flight cancellations and re-accommodations, as well as ensure payment of airline tickets sold, in accordance with the rules of ANAC 400 Resolution, 2016.
ANAC also recommends that passengers with flights scheduled, effective Saturday (18/12), not go to airports before contacting the airline. Itapemirim informed that passengers with flights scheduled for the next few days should contact [email protected]. ANAC advises that passengers also use the Consumidor.gov.br platform.
The safety of air operations is a priority for the agency. Due to the discontinuation of the company’s operations, ANAC has suspended the Air Operator’s Certification (COA).
Itapimirim, also in a note, said it made the decision due to an “internal restructuring,” without detailing what the restructuring means.
The company says it will make “maximum efforts” to resume operations, but has not made any predictions.
Also, according to the company, the operations of Viação Itapemirim buses were not affected.
Publications specializing in air transportation say that this is a problem with the suspension of outsourcing services, which Itapemirim does not pay for.
Passengers were surprised by the revolution, saying that they were not receiving help and guidance from the air transport authority. Stop across the country.
Reports on social networks indicate that no one is serving on behalf of Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos.
Users also reported that the email address available to passengers returns messages, directing them to search for a conversation, as they also say they can’t get help.
ITA temporarily suspends all operations
Itapemirim Group informed that it, on its own initiative, temporarily suspended operations of its subsidiary, ITA, early Friday evening (17) for internal restructuring.
The decision was made due to the need for operational adjustments. The National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) has already informed of the decision.
The ITA regrets the inconvenience it has caused and says it will continue to provide all assistance to affected passengers, as set out in the ANAC 400 resolution.
The company is directing passengers with scheduled flights for the next few days, so they can communicate by email [email protected].
The company will do its best to resume its flights soon.
The Itapemirim Group also informed that this decision does not affect the provision of ground transportation services, through Viação Itapemirim, whose operations normally follow.
Itapimirim companies have been subject to judicial reorganization since March 2016.
Among the debts owed by suppliers, labor, banks, taxes and management, the amounts approach R$2 billion.
In 2017, along with other businessmen, Sidnei Piva bought Viação Itapemirim and its associated companies, even becoming the main controller of the departure of partner Camila Valdívia, who founded a smaller bus company called Amarelinho.
In 2020, Piva created the ITA (Itapemirim Transportes Aéreos), which is not subject to judicial reorganization, but whose constitution has been discussed among creditors.
The company has been the target of passenger complaints about constant delays and premiums and protests by employees who claim ITA has repeatedly delayed salaries and benefits.
In an internal statement, through which Transportation Magazine Having access, the company advises employees to look for human resources for further clarification as of Monday (20).
Adamo Bazani, journalist specializing in transportation
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