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Intl' Flights To Fortaleza?  
User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7927 posts, RR: 41
Posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

Can anybody let me know if FOR is an international airport? I am asking because I might need to fly from MEX to FOR in February and want to avoid connecting at GRU. I am hoping there is a flight to FOR from PTY or from BOG. Even from MIA. Any info will be greatly appreciated.

[Edited 2004-01-06 01:40:07]

[Edited 2004-01-06 01:41:27]

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User currently offlineMarcopolo747 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 460 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2319 times:


FOR is an international airport but the only international flights operating to FOR are Europe bound charters. The only scheduled flight is TAP daily to Lisbon.

The best alternative I can think of, would be MEX-CCS-MAO-FOR but that would involve changing planes in CCS and MAO. RG flies CCS-MAO once a week and LB flies CCS- MAO twice a week. There are 5 daily flights between MAO and FOR and they include at least one stop at BEL. The route in flown by JJ/RG (codeshare), G3 and VP.

Good luck

User currently offlineNeo From Brazil, joined Jan 2001, 672 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2286 times:


I don't think you have any better option. Connection through GRU is the fastest way to get to FOR from MEX.



User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34118 posts, RR: 70
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2252 times:

Before thier drastic cutbacks, concentrating almost all long-haul flying out of GRU (with the exception of FRA-GIG), Varig flew from Fortaleza to Miami and Milan.

User currently offlineLatinAviation From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1279 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2224 times:

You could also take LAB from MIA to MAO and connect on TAM to FOR. MIA-MAO only operates on certain days of the week, but here is a sample itin:

1 LB 903C 07JAN W MIAMAO SS1 835P 235A 08JAN
2 JJ3893Y 08JAN Q MAOFOR SS1 500A 1100A

User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2178 times:

According to Jan skeds, LB903 operates on Wed/Sat and JJ3893 operates daily, although it makes a stop in BEL.

User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7927 posts, RR: 41
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2129 times:

Thanks a lot for the info. I would have thought there were MIA-FOR or CCS-FOR flights. It is really bad that the northeast of Brazil is not well communicated with the rest of Latin America. Anyway, non-stop flights from GRU to FOR are only 3 hours and 10 minutes, and most flights from MEX to GRU are night flights, so perhaps going to GRU first is not so bad after all.

Again, thanks a lot to everybody.

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