FlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6302 posts, RR: 25 Posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2551 times:
DL has asked the DOT for a transfer of its dormant ATL-GIG (Rio De Janeiro) frequencies to use them for a 2nd daily ATL-GRU (Sao Paulo) flight. If permitted, DL would start the 2nd daily flight around 12/1/2004.
Iflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2343 times:
CessnaLady: That USED to be true up until a few years ago. ATL is still DL's primary hub, but more and more Latino's are flying these days out of ATL. But, there still is connecting traffic from other areas, North Florida, South Georgia and some lower mid-west cities come to mind.
Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2332 times:
Interesting move - double daily to GRU. I wonder if the double-daily service will open up more or additional connection possibilities.....most flights from the US to Brazil travel overnight to take advantage of reasonal departure and arrival times, I wonder what DL has in mind.
I think this case is proof that DL has outgrown its 767-300 fleet for many international services......and with the MD11s out of service and DL making the decision not to add anymore 777s to the fleet for the near-term future (all remaining 777s on order will be sold, leased or orders cancelled), DL is stuck with operating most of its long-range flights with the 763s - which are great aircraft but small for key routes in/out of the ATL mega-hub.
B4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2602 posts, RR: 6 Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2221 times:
I so wish they would have considered this opportunity to make a SkyTeam focused flight for this need. Going DTW-CVG-GRU-CVG-DTW one plane and one flight number on a 763. Having the flight carry NW and DL codes would be really strong.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31810 posts, RR: 72 Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2138 times:
I was kind of hoping DL might be more creative and launch JFK-GRU or FLL-GRU.
It would be very interesting, but I think Delta just wants to play it safe. A second ATL-GRU is a sure bet. Going against JAL, AA, and Varig at JFK or trying out an FLL non-stop is much more of a risk. MIA-GRU is a huge O&D market (6 daily non-stops), but I wonder how many would take the option of FLL. I personally think CVG-GRU would be a safer bet for them than JFK/FLL-GRU.
That's not really surprising considering ATL's Latin American community is growing by leaps and bounds. Wish them luck!
It has little to do with the Atlanta areas Latin community. Firstly, Brazil is technically not in "Latin" America (it's an often debated subject, though). Secondly, rapidly growing means little in raw numbers. The Latin community is still small compared to most other major cities.
I'm thinking that the new flight might be a daylight service. Increasing aircraft usage (ATL-GRU would still have to use only two aircraft instead of four) and opening up new connecting oppurtunities.
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2073 times:
Yeah, they need to know about DL. They did make second daily from ATL-GRU in December 2004. Besides, I am still need to know about them with more flight to Brazil flight. They are very busiest airport in the world. Is that plans to use with B777 or B767-300ER?
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31810 posts, RR: 72 Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1916 times:
This is great news for DL. At this time, UA and AA are stronger than DL to Brazil so this move should put DL back in the game.
American Airlines offers 55 flights a week into/out of Brazil from Miami, New York City, Dallas, and Asuncion, to three cities in Brazil, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Belo Horizonte. United and Delta have a long way to go to get back into the game.
AF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2122 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1765 times:
I heard JL was losing a lot of passengers NRT-GRU because of that stupid new rule that forces these passengers to have visas for the US transit. Any updates on this? Is JAL going to maintain the flight via the US? I know RG dropped their NGO flights because the loads plummeted.