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ASTA's directors: Adalberto Bogsan, CEO, Fabiano Oliveira, CCO and José Neto, CFO. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

ASTA: The Challenges of Running a Subregional Airline in Midwest Brazil

As the saying goes, the best way to become a millionaire is by having a billion dollars and opening an airline. Aviation is a high-risk industry, with high costs and narrow margins. The risk of losing money is amplified in the regional markets. The low capacity brings costs per seat to very high numbers - especially in Brazil, a country with a devalued currency and very high fuel prices. Still, there are airlines in the country that find their space…

Trip Report: Crossing Brazil’s Midwest with ASTA’s Grand Caravan

On the same day AirlineGeeks visited ASTA Linhas Aéreas' headquarters and hangar in Cuiabá, Brazil, the company started a new route -- a very welcomed coincidence. The new flight would connect the airline's base to Nova Mutum, a short 126-mile route. Nova Mutum is a city in central Mato Grosso…