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Varig To Resume MIA-GIG  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32789 posts, RR: 72
Posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3499 times:

Varig is resuming non-stop service between Miami and Rio de Janeiro on 18 June 2004:

RG 8814 GIG 1115-1850 MIA
RG 8815 MIA 1000-1920 GIG

Service will operate Thursday through Sunday in both directions. They will increase aircraft utlization because the MD11 arriving from GRU in the morning will turn around to GIG quickly.

A busy summer for Miami-Brazil. Despite the loss of United on MIA-GRU, there is a lot of additional service with twelve new weekly round trips.

Summer 2003:
MIA-GRU: AA 14x, UA 7x, RG 7x, JJ 7x
MIA-GIG: AA 11x
MIA-MAO: LB 2x
TOTAL: 48x

Summer 2004:
MIA-GRU: AA 21x, RG 7x, JJ 13x
MIA-GIG: AA 12x, RG 4x
MIA-MAO: LB 2x
MIA-SSA: JJ 1x
TOTAL: 60x

[Edited 2004-03-02 06:28:18]


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User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7582 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3468 times:

Really cool news. I hope this will be profitable for RG; now that the economic situation in Latin America is improving, I believe the MIA-South America market will expand.


Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineFMAL From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 486 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3386 times:

Finally! Finally somebody else has realized there is a market in the GIG-MIA route. American is flying jam packed on that route, since it was the only one flying non-stop.

Good for Varig!


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32789 posts, RR: 72
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3316 times:

Finally! Finally somebody else has realized there is a market in the GIG-MIA route. American is flying jam packed on that route, since it was the only one flying non-stop.


Not only was AA the only airline flying MIA-GIG non-stop, they were the only airline flying non-stop between North America and Rio de Janeiro. Hopefully, the resumption of MIA-GIG is just the beginning. I'm really crossing my fingers to see the resumptions of MAO, REC, FOR, and/or BEL.



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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3283 times:

Thanks for quick response to me about with their news and what is else was going on with those airlines? It would beefing up more flight on AA to GRU or GIG?

User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2998 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

A resumption of nonstop NYC-GIG service would be nice, too.

Unfortunately, when I flew EWR-GRU-GIG on CO last summer, the flight to GRU wasn't too full and the GIG flight--which carries passengers from both IAH and EWR--was even less full. So I'm not holding my breath for a return of CO's EWR-GIG nonstop.



Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently offlineThestooges From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

Who is JJ, is that TAM?

User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6220 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3186 times:

Yes JJ is TAM.
Chepos



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User currently offlineB752fanatic From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 918 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

I dont get it, I mean, RG is using JJ's Aircraft for like 5 days now, since they dont have any aircraft for MIA-GRU.

How could they be planning on MIA-GIG direct also, if someone from RG here in MIA told me that they have a big debt that doesnt permit them to have sufficcient aircraft.

They told me that RG's debt is more or less 1 billion dollar, could someone confirm this?



"Truth is more of a stranger than fiction." Mark Twain
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32789 posts, RR: 72
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3110 times:

How could they be planning on MIA-GIG direct also, if someone from RG here in MIA told me that they have a big debt that doesnt permit them to have sufficcient aircraft.

They will not need any extra aircraft to fly this route.

Flying between Miami and Brazil with the current redeye schedule required two aircraft.

Plane 1: Dep. GRU Monday; arr. MIA Tuesday, dep. MIA Tues.; Arr. GRU Wed.
Plane 2: Dep. MIA Monday; arr. GRU Tuesday, dep. GRU Tues.; Arr. MIA Wed.

New sched also requieres the same two aircraft:
Plane 1: Will be routed GIG-GRU-MIA, land at MIA in the morning, and turn right around to do MIA-GIG-GRU. In Sao Paulo, the plane will once again turn right around and do the redeye GIG-GRU-MIA, be back in Miami the next morning.
Plane 2: Will be routed MIA-GRU-GIG redeye. In GIG, will turn around and do GIG-MIA. Will then do the MIA-GRU-GIG redeye, and be ready for the daylight out of GIG the next day.

It is increased aircraft utlization in an very undeserved market.



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User currently offlineB752fanatic From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 918 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3102 times:

Now I get it,

Alright, they will use 2, like they were doing the other day over here in MIA when the A/C stayed from 5 AM to 6 PM standing in parking.

I remember once they were only using one aircraft for MIA-GRU, the plane always came late because departed late from GRU, and that was like a domino effect and always continued.

Hopefully they wont have that same type of delays by then.

But the question is, Does RG have the aircraft to do the route?

It seems like RG is not in a good economic situation these days.



"Truth is more of a stranger than fiction." Mark Twain
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