Palmas, Tocantins traveller reviews

Neutral reviews


Check in,boarding and take off went smoothly. A bit uncomfortable for leg room knowing that the flight is 4.5 hours. Not child friendly as children not getting something to keep busy on the flight. Would be nice if they consider small coloring book and pencils,children would be really happy. Overall good service,would recommend it.


Punctual flights. As we were flying out on Christmas Eve we did feel the Company could have been a bit more festive with customers.


The Brazilian state of Tocantins is a relatively new one, with the capital city of Palmas, having only been formed as recently as 1988. It has an area of 277 621 square kilometres, which equals 107 190 square miles and is landlocked. The population is at approximately 1.4 million people. It is bordered by Bahia, Mato Grosso, Pará, Maranhão and Goiás.


Tocantins, inland estado (state) of north-central Brazil. Tocantins is bounded by the states of Maranhão and Piauí to the northeast, Bahia to the east, Goiás to the south, Mato Grosso to the west, and Pará to the northwest. Tocantins was created from the northern two-fifths of Goiás state in 1989. The capital is Palmas.


Tocantins is a developing frontier area, and its inhabitants historically have been mostly of Indian and mixed European-Indian ancestry. Cattle raising is the main economic activity, supplemented by the growing of rice, corn (maize), and soybeans. The state’s mineral resources include limestone, tin, and gypsum. The major towns are Palmas, Araguaína, Gurupi, and Pôrto Nacional. Araguaína and Gurupi are connected by a paved highway north to Belém and south to Brasília. 


The state of Tocantins was created in 1989 from what was previously the northern half of Goiás. It’s in a transition zone between the Amazon rainforest to the north and the cerrado (savanna) in the southeast. This makes for plenty of outdoor opportunities, and the state is making a concerted effort to portray itself as Brazil’s next ecotourism hot spot. It certainly has the potential, from easy-to-reach hiking and waterfalls around Taquarussú to vast protected areas like Parque Estadual do Jalapão and Ilha do Bananal, a Pantanal-like wetland.


The economy of Tocantins has played an important role in the national scenario. Agriculture and livestock, the main economic activities in the State, are responsible for 60% of the Gross Domestic Product and still have a lot of potential for development. Currently, the Matopiba Agricultural and Livestock Development Plan is underway for the states of Maranhão, Tocantins, Piauí and Bahia, and once implemented, the region will be one of the main areas in the world for the expansion of grain production. Today, Tocantins is the greatest grain producer in the Northern Region.

Positive reviews

Geraldine P

Plane was full. Left on time. Polite staff. No problems. Bought hot drinks and snacks. Toilet was clean. Same with return flight. Only downside was Lanzarote Airport. Long walk mainly uphill with luggage to find our booked taxi. Lots of travellers wandering around also looking for taxis. Signage non existent.

angie c c

Upgraded to extra legroom and boy what a difference. Room was really spacious and the plane in general was amazing. Windows so much bigger, t.v screen back of every seat all with films, music and games console. Great flight and would choose this plane over any I have been on. Highly recommend