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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33280 posts, RR: 71
Posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

Varig will inagurate weekly non-stop service between Sao Paulo and Cancun on 1 November 2003. The service will replace the Saturday GRU-MEX non-stop and run GRU-CUN-MEX and back.


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User currently offlineLatinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2738 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1485 times:


I always wondered why Varig flew to CUN? It's just weird to me. Viasa - Venezuela also flew to CUN...

 Smile LatinPlane



User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16367 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

I always wondered why Varig flew to CUN? It's just weird to me. Viasa - Venezuela also flew to CUN...

Why is it weird? CUN is a big vacation draw for South Americans. LAPA used to fly to CUN also. So did Hamburg Intl Chile (now defunct) from Santiago de Chile.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1463 times:

CUN very big draw for South America, and good for CUN as well as most visits are in the range of 2 weeks and also they arrive in the North American Summer as it is there Winter.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineLatinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2738 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1452 times:

Yvz717

Yeah, you're right. I forgot about the climate changes. I fully understand the reasoning behind the Argentinians and Chileans desire to visit Cancun's carribbean climate, white sand beaches, and pristine turquoise waters. They don't have that in their countries, but Brazilians, Venezuelans, and Puerto Ricans do, and they still find reasons to go. Don't know - just my point of view.

 Smile LatinPlane


User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6235 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

If Varig is in such precarious financial situation why are they adding leisure routes (that apparently hasn't worked in the past)- why dont they just fly to MEX and book their pax on Mexicana's flights to CUN .
Hello Latinplane
to answer your question of why Puerto Ricans go to Cancun- very simple alot of us like to escape to other countries and enjoy beautiful beaches and go to hotels that have reasonable prices and get treated nicely. Sadly in Puerto Rico Hotels are extremely overpriced - beaches leave alot to be desired and if you are not caucasian you get treated very poorly. Thats why there is such a high number of Puerto Ricans that travel to the Dominican Republic, St. Marteen, Aruba , The USVI and recently graduated high school students Cancun . I must say if we had a better tourism industry we Puerto Ricans might stay in our own country and enjoy the beauties this island has to offer - but with avergae hotel prices for an night at $200.00 who can blame us. If we get our act together we could really be in the ballpark with the other caribbean destinations . Sorry for the long explanation
Chepos



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User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1410 times:

It doesn't surprise me that Varig adds CUN. Don't forget that they intend to feed passengers from other countrys too.

How bad is Varig now, BTW? They had about 900 mil. debt, but that was some time ago. how is it now? It reminds me so much of my loved AR this case..... hope they make it. They are one fine airline.


User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5236 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1410 times:

Strange, afaik, they have this service all ready, RG got daily GRU-MEX flights and the only day of the week they stop at CUN it is on saturday, RG fly GRU-CUN-MEX and back!

Also, RG just returned 6 B762s, now they´re only flying with 6 B763s.

ghost77  Smile




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