RG777 From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 40 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2782 times:
Here is the list of the airlines that currently are serving Sao Paulo - Guarulhos International (Cumbica) (GRU / SBGR):
Varig (732,3,4,5,7,8, 763, 772, MD11);
Vasp (732, A300);
Tam (F100, A320, A332);
Air Canada (762);
American (763, 772);
United (763, 772);
Continental (762, 764);
Lan Chile (A320, A340, 763);
Aerolineas Argentinas (MD80, 732, 742, A342);
Loyd Aereo Boliviano (722, A310);
Lan Peru (A320);
Air France (772);
British Airways (772);
TAP Air Portugal (A343);
South African (A342);
Japan Airlines (744);
Korean Airlines (744).
Expecting to be there in the close future:
Qantas (744); Emirates (A343); Mexicana (?); Virgin (A343 or 744); EL AL (772), MEA (?).
Ishky15 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 717 posts, RR: 13 Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2642 times:
I believe that Continental's flights to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are both 767-200ERs. They might substitute in a 764 occasionally, but as far as I know the Newark and the Houston flights are both 762s. I know at one point they were flying separate daily 767-400ERs down from Newark to both cities, with GIG continuing onto Belo Horizonte, but since then they've dropped the direct flight to Rio and route pax through GRU.
Mozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2133 posts, RR: 14 Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2234 times:
Qantas? Emirates? Virgin? MEA? Are these confirmed?
As far as I know:
Qantas - never heard of that, a rumour?
Emirates - Sao Paulo was listed on their website as a potential future destination for their A340-500, but that's all I think
Virgin - never heard of that, a rumour?
MEA - as BA stated, not confimred yet, but it will be a A330 if it happens
Again, I don't claim to know everything, quite on the contrary, just wanted to know whether these airlines are confirmed to come GRU or whether there is an element of speculation in this list.
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7431 posts, RR: 44 Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2112 times:
I read in a separate thread that AM sometimes uses its 763 to GRU. I was looking for the schedule in SkyTeam's website since I am flying from MX), Mexico">MEX to GRU on Wednesday, Feb. 4, and I found that, allegedly, the plane that AM will use that day is indeed the 763 (it seems that due to weight restrictions mandated by MX), Mexico">MEX's altitude, the 763 is never used for the MX), Mexico">MEX-MAD and MX), Mexico">MEX-CDG routes, but rather for the MX), Mexico">MEX-SCL route and, on occasion, the MX), Mexico">MEX-GRU one).
If MX starts flying its own aircraft to GRU (that would be very cool), expect MX to use one of the 763's they are leasing from SK.
Ricardomexico From Mexico, joined Nov 2002, 109 posts, RR: 2 Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2033 times:
Eddie, I have been flown MEX-SAO-MEX in the last months, and allways on a B762. I also had a ticket for Feb 4th (Thursday) on the route GRU-MEX and my schedule mentioned the B763 (for the first time I thought I was going to fly on the only AM B763, but unfortunately I had to postpone my flight one week. So, did you fly on feb 4th? Do you live in Sao Paulo? It would be nice to meet you.
TAP1972 From Portugal, joined Dec 2003, 396 posts, RR: 3 Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1978 times:
TAP will operate daily non-stop flights flights to Rio de Janeiro, Salvador São Paulo, Recife and Fortaleza, offering a total of 38 weekly nonstops to Brazil. Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza have been on a 6 weekly basis each, but will go to daily flights in March. Natal will be served with 3 weekly flights.
To Sao Paulo and Rio TAP operates A340
To Recife, Fortaleza, Salvador and Natal operates A310.
S.p.a.s. From Liechtenstein, joined Mar 2001, 957 posts, RR: 3 Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1905 times:
GRU-Lima service is provided by TACA Peru with either A320 or A319..
I think it is a daily flight, and due the odd operating hours (ARR: 5:30/DEP 6:30, in the morning) most local enthusiast don´t even know about it.
Both Avianca and Aeromexico sometimes change the aircraft without notice, so most of the time both operate with 767-200s, but depending on season and pax load they might come with 757(Avianca) or 767-300s (Aeromexico).
Cubana also has a weekly flight with IL62s
On future airlines, never heard anything about El Al, and this security reason laid by our CAA sounds non-sense to me, specially because El Al already made some ad-hoc charters to GIG and SSA.
Emirates might be here sometime in the future and I´m already looking forward to see MEA back in town. Indeed I would love to see QF here, but I don't expect that anytime soon, they aren't even flying to Argentina with own equipment, and AR already has flights going down under...
Two airlines that surely would be welcome, would be Virgin, Korean (back) or Asiana and Singapore..
"ad astra per aspera"
25 EddieDude: Hi Ricardo. It was indeed a 763ER what took me from MEX to GRU Wednesday night (arriving noon on Thursday). I live in Mexico City, I went to Brazil ma
26 Anxebla: TAP1972: Do you Know which airlines has services to Recife besides RG and TP?