PPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8761 posts, RR: 42 Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2849 times:
Charter airline BRA is to begin scheduled flights as an LCC, and will (finally!) offer some competition for GOL. They are going to receive another 5 aircraft by the end of the year, increasing their fleet from 9 to 14 aircraft. According to Mr. Folegatti, BRA's CEO, they will be receiving three 737-300s and two 757 by the end of the year.
DAC, the Brazilian Civil Aviation Department, has been pressuring BRA to become a regular scheduled airline, and taking into account VP's demise, probably encourage BRA's management to move into that direction sooner.
BRA's current fleet operate only charter flights and is constituted of five 737-300s, three 737-400s, and one 767-200 for European charter flights. In 2003, the airline flew 1.5 million pax, and if already was a regular-scheduled airline they would have about a 5% market share.
Erikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 13 Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2703 times:
Hardi: they have this prices cause they´re a charter company, and that´s the point with other companies, they look like a charter company but they´r not 100% charter.
When they become another LCC, they´ll have a price raise, and then it´ll be fair competition, altough theybelong to two brothers that are "rats" in business terms.
have a nice week fellas.
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PPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8761 posts, RR: 42 Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2598 times:
Quoting Hardiwv (reply 4): Is BRA going to operate their international charter flights as scheduled flights?
I don't think they would stop their international charter flights. What would ne interesting to see is if they offer domestic flights on their 762s while it isn't flying charters... Now that I want to see!
Moreover, I know BRA is afilliated with Varig, but does anyone have more info on that? Are they partially owned by RG, or is it just an agreement or something?
VRG772 From Brazil, joined Oct 2003, 124 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2578 times:
BRA is a charter airline, but sells tickets just like a regular airline. Good to see them growing up, and making this change. It was a bit strange to buy BRA's tickets receive just a "charter flight's paper". I couldn't understand why doing that.
BRA is focused in northeast of Brazil, I hope they focus in south too (even knowing that south is mainly RG and JJ domination). Anyway, good to have another "regular" LCC, competing with GOL.