Flapper resumed its weekly flights on the São Paulo – Rio de Janeiro and Rio de Janeiro – São Paulo routes. One of the favorite services of air taxi users in Brazil is back, connecting two of the main centers in the country and throughout Latin America.
How the Operation Will Work
Flights will depart from Congonhas Airport, in São Paulo, every Friday at 5:30 pm, while those on Mondays depart at 7:30 am. In the opposite direction, flights leave Jacarepaguá Airport, in Rio de Janeiro, at 7:30 pm on Fridays and at 9:30 am on Mondays. In either direction and time, the shared trip lasts about 50 minutes.
São Paulo – Rio de Janeiro: How to Book Your Shared Flight Seat
Reserving a seat on these flights is very simple. First, download the Flapper app. In the application, among the various service options offered, there is a section dedicated to travel between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, whose title is “Weekly Executive Flights”.
In this space, both route options are listed. By clicking on each one of them, you will be redirected to a page with the next trips sold, with dates, times, and information on how many seats are still available on codeshare flights.
On the next screen, you can check out more details about the aircraft used on the route (read more below) and the boarding and disembarkation instructions at both airports. By clicking on “Reserve”, you are asked to choose how many seats you will use. Before finalizing the process and proceeding to pay for the reservation, it is also possible to add a return flight to your itinerary.
Shared Flights Ponte Aérea: Airports
All shared flights offered by Flapper, on the itinerary between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, embark and disembark at two aerodromes. Find out what they are:
Jacarepaguá Airport – Roberto Marinho (RRJ, SBJR)
Despite the name, it is located in Barra da Tijuca, in Rio de Janeiro. In the surroundings it is possible to find several luxury residential condominiums, ample commerce, educational institutions, shopping malls, hospitals, etc.
It has existed since the 1920s, when it was built as an auxiliary airfield for the Brazilian Air Force. Currently, it is mainly used for domestic private and executive flights.
Congonhas Airport – Deputado Freitas Nobre (CGH, SBSP)
In the southern zone of São Paulo, this domestic airport is the second busiest in Brazil. It is about ten kilometers from the central area of the capital of São Paulo. It is considered the executive airport for Brazilians because of its excellence, given the large number of business trips that take place between it and destinations such as Brasília and Rio de Janeiro itself, among other centers.
About 20% of the site’s movement occurs between air taxi, executive aviation, private planes, and helicopters, among other general aviation flights.
Flying with Pilatus PC-12
The codeshare flights offered by Flapper between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo are all made aboard the Swiss-made Pilatus PC-12 single-engine turboprop, dubbed “the Mercedes in its class”.
This aircraft combines the speed, comfort, and safety of a twin-engine aircraft with the cost-effectiveness of a model like the King Air C90. Therefore, it is a versatile aircraft, considered ideal for both shared flights and weekend getaways or short flights for corporate teams.
Its cabin has an executive layout, with four seats around a table, in club seating configuration, and four other seats facing forward. Its Pratt & Whitney engines set the best safety records in the history of turbine engines.
The leading executive aviation company in Latin America, Flapper is the first on-demand marketplace in Brazil for air taxi jet and helicopter rental. Using our app and corporate booking platforms, passengers can select codeshare flights or charter one of more than 5,000 aircraft certified by international civil aviation authorities.
Among our goals is the popularization of codeshare flights, increasing the size of the existing market, and opening up private and business aviation services to upper-middle class travelers. In addition, we added a complete fleet of air taxi operators and automated the booking process, solving the main problems of recurring customers.
Visit our website or app and get to know in detail all our flight options, from shared to empty legs, from offers to executive charters. Customize everything to your schedule and preference. Just choose and Flapper will offer you a hassle-free experience, with great comfort and agility. For more information, contact us at: