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SA Confirms JNB-GRU 10 X Week  
User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 49
Posted (8 years 2 months 11 hours ago) and read 3561 times:

SA confirmed that it will increase JNB-GRU from daily to 10 weekly as of 2 July 2007, as mentoned before RE: SAA Plans Return To EZE And Twice Daily To GRU (by Marambio Aug 19 2006 in Civil Aviation)?searchid=2945058&s=SAA+GRU#menu26

The additional 3 flights GRU-JNB will be operated with the A342 on Mon, Wed and Fri departing GRU at 21h30. It will increase capacity to Brazil in 23%.

SA's reported loads to GRU in September: 91% and October: 92%. In the meantime SA will also increase capacity to its daily flight to GRU deploying the B747 to the route starting December/06.

The ultimate objective of SA is to operate double daily GRU flights until 2010. Recently Brazil's OceanAir also stated its plans to fly to JNB with the B767.

Rgs,

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User currently onlineHB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4517 posts, RR: 72
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 10 hours ago) and read 3500 times:

Capacity increases on routes to and from Brazil do not seem to come to an end. The upcoming northern winter peak season announces itself as one of the busiest ever for longhaul routes linking Brazil to Europe, North America and apparently also South Africa. Add to that the very satisfactory yields and premium loads on some of these routes and Brazil seems to be one of the hot items for airlines around the world.

As a side note, just a couple of days ago, Air France also announced a further increase of capacity on the CDG GRU route for next summer. Newly loaded schedules call for twice daily flights between Paris and Sao Paulo up from the current 12 weekly. Air France is apparently also very close to announcing a third destination in Brazil.


User currently offlineIAD380 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 804 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 8 hours ago) and read 3385 times:

Did SA also confirm that it is resuming flights to EZE?

User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 7 hours ago) and read 3361 times:

Quoting IAD380 (Reply 2):
Did SA also confirm that it is resuming flights to EZE?

They did indeed. There was a thread on this a while ago. That start of the JNB-EZE route by SA may mean the end of MH's JNB-CPT-EZE service


User currently offlineIAD380 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 804 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 7 hours ago) and read 3347 times:

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 3):
They did indeed.

Thank you. When will SA start service to EZE? How many times a week will they fly this route, and what aircraft will they use?


User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11459 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 3264 times:
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Quoting HB-IWC (Reply 1):
Capacity increases on routes to and from Brazil do not seem to come to an end. The upcoming northern winter peak season announces itself as one of the busiest ever for longhaul routes linking Brazil to Europe, North America and apparently also South Africa. Add to that the very satisfactory yields and premium loads on some of these routes and Brazil seems to be one of the hot items for airlines around the world.

More to come: AZ will add more 7 weekly frequencies, RG will resume MAD and LHR, Ocean Air will fly to LAD and LOS (Africa-Brazil), Tam additional service to CDG and new service to MXP.
From Canada, shortly more 7 weekly flights with AC, daily-lights with SA)">DL on IATA summer, AM will add 2 extra-frequencies, TA will add 2 extra-frequencies.

Quoting IAD380 (Reply 4):
Thank you. When will SA start service to EZE? How many times a week will they fly this route, and what aircraft will they use?

I heard from SAA staff that they are still looking to EZE and another destination.

Quoting Hardiwv (Thread starter):
SA's reported loads to GRU in September: 91% and October: 92%. In the meantime SA will also increase capacity to its daily flight to GRU deploying the B747 to the route starting December/06.

As per SAA Brazil, they decided to ask JNB to use to Brazil the A346 because it offer a better product than the 744, and seems that HQ approved such request.
SAA target is to run 2x daily by 2008 looking for the 2010 World Cup.

Felipe



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User currently offlineCiro From Brazil, joined Aug 1999, 662 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 3244 times:

It´s true the overall frequencies to Brazil are increasing, but one shall analyse if it is a pure factor of new or just repressed demand left by Varig´s vacuum. That´s probably more applicable to the Northern hemisphere and new Asian routes


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User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8517 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 3240 times:
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SAA did fly to EZE, they stopped for some unexplainable reason. They flew there with 742's.

User currently offlineIAD380 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 804 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 hours ago) and read 3187 times:

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 5):
AZ will add more 7 weekly frequencies

Please provide more information. Are all these additional flights between MXP and GRU? Or is AZ increasing service between FCO and GRU, or returning to GIG?


User currently offlineSA-JET From South Africa, joined May 2000, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 1 hour ago) and read 3120 times:

With SAA expanding international destinations, are they not stretching the longhaul fleet very thin? They recently sold two B744 to CX for freight conversion. Does anybody know of plans to add new aircraft? I very recently read in the papers that SAA might go semi-public (no idea how that works!) in the near future. The CEO said it would help their "international expansion." Ideas anybody?

Thanks
SA-JET


User currently offlineRafabozzolla From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2979 times:

AZ 7 more weekly? Do they have the financial health or aircraft to do so?

User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11459 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2972 times:
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Quoting IAD380 (Reply 8):
Please provide more information. Are all these additional flights between MXP and GRU? Or is AZ increasing service between FCO and GRU, or returning to GIG?

AZ announced they will upgrade frequencies to Brazil from 7 to 14 during 2007 but they are still looking for the market (GRU and GIG). I believe they will add a GRU-FCO flight with a possible leg to GIG with one of the flights (like UA and CO)

Felipe



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User currently offlineNz748 From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

That is great news! All the best to SAA.

If NZ begin to fly 3x weekly to South America maybe we could have a code share NZ/SAA flight via South America...

I doubt that NZ will fly all the way to GRU/EZE, but it means that NZ/SAA could potentially code-share a southern hemisphere 'round the world' flight AKL-GIG/EZE-JNB and JNB-PER-AKL.

Exciting stuff!

NZ748



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User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 49
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2656 times:

Quoting IAD380 (Reply 8):
Please provide more information. Are all these additional flights between MXP and GRU? Or is AZ increasing service between FCO and GRU, or returning to GIG?

Possibly FCO-GRU daily B767.

Rgs,


User currently offlineSAA201 From South Africa, joined May 2001, 514 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2550 times:

Hi there,

I can't seem to find the link where SAA has confirmed this, can you please direct me to it. Also, what are the flight no's? They don't seem to be loaded into flysaa.com are amadeus.net yet...


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