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When Did VCP Stop Having Intercont Flights?  
User currently offlineMozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2408 posts, RR: 21
Posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

I know that some years back intercont flights for Sao Paulo were moved from VCP to GRU. When was that? And why? I mean, I know that VCP is a ridiculous 130 kms from Sao Paulo city center, but was it that GRU did not exist before or what other reasons were there?

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User currently offlineSwissBrazil From Switzerland, joined Jul 2003, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

As far as I remember, it was in '86... I used to live in Campinas that time, and was often at VCP planespotting as a kid/youngster  Wink/being sarcastic
.the reason: bring the airport closer, and lot's of POLITICS :-(

User currently offlineLatinAviation From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1280 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2660 times:


Any idea why TAM pulled out of ZRH? I was under the impression that the tag via FRA performed well.

"SwissBrazil" is a great screen name, sounds like an airline itself.

User currently offlineSwissBrazil From Switzerland, joined Jul 2003, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

no, no clue why they stopped (GRU-)FRA-ZRH-FRA(-GRU)... too bad, as I was often at the airport to see them, beautiful airplane/livery!!!!

thanks for the screen name comment, hmmm.. maybe I should start an airline to serve ZRH-GRU(-GIG)?? As of today, from next summer on there are no confirmed flights between Switzerland and South America anymore :-(

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