Bicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2101 times:
Seems to make sense. I flew Miami to Rio twice last year. Both there and return flights were 1/2 to 3/4 full. I have no idea what the cargo loads were. Seems like having travelers go through Sao Paulo makes sense....keeps the Sao Paulo flights full and hopefully profitable. Star Alliance partner Varig should figure in.
Bigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2010 times:
Highlights from today's UA press release:
-Non-stop to Rio de Janeiro will ends on Mar 12 2003. Miami-Rio de Janiero will become Washington DC - Sao Paulo - Rio de Janiero, However, The dep/arr for GIG/GRU sector will be adjusted for quick one-stop connections to Miami and Chicago.
-Non-stop to Seoul from San Francisco relaunch is mostly due to the entry of the newest Star Alliance member Asiana Airlines, flights start on June 2 2003 with 777 (UA807/808)
-Air New Zealand says it'll increase frequencies on AKL-LAX sector after UA's departure. UA will continue to code-share with NZ