MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31765 posts, RR: 73 Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2785 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.
FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2902 posts, RR: 5 Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2739 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.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31765 posts, RR: 73 Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2579 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.