RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Able to handle 400,000 passengers per year, the terminal, managed by Infraero, did not previously operate regularly scheduled flights, but rather served air taxi companies, aviation schools, and offshore platform flights.

Ponte Barra ("Barra Shuttle") is operated by TwoFlex Aviação Inteligente Ltda., and connects Barra da Tijuca in Rio's westen zone to Congonhas Airport, in São Paulo, in approximately one hour and 15 minutes.

The company's president, Rui Aquino, points out that the goal is to serve more than 700,000 Barra da Tijuca residents as well as the surrounding region . . .

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