Brasuca From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 717 posts, RR: 11 Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2245 times:
Taking a quick look at some past month's news, I found out a remark of an improvement project to adjust GIG airport to handle the A380. The project is targeted at two main purposes.
Firstly, Cargo terminal will be upgraded to manage exporting goods, different than currently operation, which runs importing products only. The other will prepare the airport to receive the A380, however there is no clue to what adjustments are to be held.
Rio de Janeiro's taking several measures and running projects to get the city ready for Pan-American Games, to take place in the city in 2007 and both airport plans are expected to be accomplished before this date.
GIG current runways size are:
10-28*......4024m / 13203 ft
15-33........3164m / 10380 ft
(*Longest runway for commercial flights in Brazil)
TR763 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 769 posts, RR: 15 Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1988 times:
Good news!! It will be just amazing to see the huge aircraft here in our green and yellow land! Hope that the same happens to GRU soon (as its my hometown, hehe)!! And let's hope this aircraft really come to Brazil some day in a close future!
AF could be a potential airline to operate tha A380 to Rio, as they fly the 744 today! LH too, as they're flying 2x a day to GRU with 744/A346!!
TR763 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 769 posts, RR: 15 Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1924 times:
Quoting AF022 (Reply 4): GIG is far less time sensitive. Airlines are better off offering one huge flight per day rather than two medium flights.
Maybe in some flights GIG is really a better market.... I don't know.......
But would you call a flight operated by 744 or A346 a medium flight?
So I imagine that maybe some time in the future LH could put the A380 in one of these flights.... Just being optimistic hehehe!
Brasuca From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 717 posts, RR: 11 Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1735 times:
Quoting PPVRA (Reply 8): What's the longest? Is it Embraer's at G. Peixoto facility? I've heard theirs is 5.000m long and 45m wide, or maybe the longest one is over in Alcantara or Barra do Inferno space center? Any ideas?
Read it carefully. I meant COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS. Gavião Peixoto does have the longest runway in Brazil, but it is for particular use only, no commercial flight operates there.
9-27........2600m / 8530 ft
Gavião Peixoto Embraer (SB4E)
2-20........4967m / 16295 ft
Guarulhos Intl. (SBGR)
9L-27R......3704m / 12151 ft
9R-27L......2993m / 9819 ft
Brasuca From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 717 posts, RR: 11 Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1668 times:
Quoting Erikwilliam (Reply 1): they might be able to do it, the question is, how´s sending it to GIG instead of GRU, wich is already a doubt.
The wise decision in transferring flights from the tiny, crowded (and most beautiful) SDU airport increased GIG traffic considerably. This will boost international and domestic flights there.
GRU is gradually becoming a mainly business destination, as other airports in Brazil are being a new gateway for international traffic, i.e. pax numbers arriving in Brazil via MAO, FOR, SSA, REC, NAT, BEL, GIG are doubling every year.
I assume that within some years traffic will be widely spread out of GRU. I've seen lately lot of pax arriving/departing Brazil via northeastern cities and GIG, instead of GRU.
Brasuca From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 717 posts, RR: 11 Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1642 times:
I'm not sure about which airline will the first to operate the A380 in GIG, however I'm quite sure that we'll see Emirates A380 in GIG in the next three years. There are clear evidences regarding this.
Emirates has already set forth interest in launching routes to Brazil;
Emirates has already received Brazilian approval for 14 weekly flights between both countries;
Emirates has recruited Brazilian staff for training in their network;
Rio de Janeiro pools Brazilian main oil industries;
The United Arab Emirates are Brazilian foremost gateway in the Middle East, regarding assistance to Brazililian participation in Middle East;
Emirates is setting Dubai as a main gateway between East and West;
Emirates will be the only airline linking S. America and Middle East;
Emirates has told Argentinian Foreign Minister they are very interested in launching a route to Buenos Aires, with their new A345;
Edition: Emirates has also been indicated as interested in buying VASP. However, no more has been rumored.