Incitatus From Brazil, joined Feb 2005, 3937 posts, RR: 14 Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1939 times:
Webjet has its website up and selling tickets at www.webjet.com.br. They are working with a single price. GIG-BSB for example is $238 reais. GRU-POA is $214 reais and GRU-BSB is $205 reais each way.
Advance purchase lowest fares on Gol undercut all these Webjet fares. GIG-BSB can be had for as low as $194 reais each way, GRU-POA for $149 and GRU-BSB for $186. These fares are available only on one or a few departures on Gol. But then Webjet is at this point a one plane, one frequency per market shop. Gol on the other hand has an ever growing fleet and a wide variety of departure times at slightly higher fares. Gol is a reconized brand too. Webjet needs at least some ordinary revenue management with multiple fares to have a shot at surviving, and even so that is a long shot.
LipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11324 posts, RR: 60 Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1895 times:
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Webjet will not pay to Agents so they have no access to almost 70% of Brazilian market which could become a problem on start up. Also, as Incitatus said, they offer only a single flight GIG-POA, GIG-BSB, BSB-GRU-POA, GRU-POA, POA-BSB. Let's see how their marketing works.
With R$ 10 mm on cash, they probably can be aggressive during some months.
LipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11324 posts, RR: 60 Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1839 times:
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Quoting PPVRA (Reply 5): First flight, where to? CNF, GIG, POA?
GIG-BSB, July 12, ETD 0700 ETA 0840 NonStop
BSB-GRU, July 12, ETD 0900 ETA 1035 NonStop
GRU-POA July 12, ETD 1055 ETA 1235 NonStop
POA-GIG July 12, ETD 1255 ETA 1435 NonStop
GIG-POA, July 12, ETD 1505 ETA 1650 NonStop
POA-GRU, July 12, ETD 1710 ETA 1840 NonStop
GRU-BSB, July 12, ETD 1900 ETA 2035 NonStop
BSB-GIG, July 12, ETD 2055 ETA 2235 NonStop
The second plane will be in service on september/october. Northeast and CNF are the next destinations, always from GIG (HQ and Hub)
New York + Rio de Janeiro = One of the best combinations !
TR763 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 769 posts, RR: 15 Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1782 times:
Quoting PPVRA (Reply 4): Their future does not look too bright to me, especially with BRA starting up much stronger then them very soon.PPVRA
Unfortunately I have the same feeling. I don't know why, but do you remember that airline that started operations almost at the same time of GOL, but then failed to continue operating, that NACIONAL airline?
I sometimes associate Webjet's success to this airline... Just hope I'm very wrong...
Their timetable seems too much to be operated with only one plane. And as I heard that the second 737 will come only 60 days after the first flight, I believe they'll have a hard time in this very beggining.
I do hope they get more planes and become a consolidated airline in the future.
Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 7): Varig has just announced special fares for the same routes operated by Webjet
The fear factor seems to have knocked on RG's door!
PPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8770 posts, RR: 42 Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1714 times:
Quoting Unicorn (Reply 11): At least Webjet seems to be paying their lessors, unlike Varig.
RG did not stop paying their lessors. They are not flying "for free." It's just the previous debt that was put on hold.
They are paying for airport fees on a daily basis, and until a few weeks ago for fuel on a daily basis also(IIRC, numbers were at about USD 1.6 million/day). Now they have a week or two of credit for fuel.
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