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GOL Receives Approval For The Acquisition Of VRG  
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

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GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes (NYSE: GOL and Bovespa: GOLL4) Brazil's low-cost, low-fare airline, yesterday received approval from the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) to complete the transfer of VRG to GTI S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes. With this authorization, GOL will begin executing the plan developed for VRG, which will operate with its own brand (VARIG) and differentiated services, while incorporating the low-cost business model from GOL Transportes Aereos S.A....

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Complete text: http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070404/spw002.html?.v=30

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User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1978 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2458 times:
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I'm not sure I understand the rationale behind keeping a separate brand, but encorporating the same low-cost business model as GOL? How do they plan to differentiate the two other than Longhaul vs Shorthaul? Do they just intend to bring RG's costs down, but try to provide a higher level of service? If not, why bother with the differentiation? Does anyone have more insight on this?


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User currently offlineC010T3 From Brazil, joined Jul 2006, 3651 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2397 times:

Quoting PA110 (Reply 1):
Do they just intend to bring RG's costs down, but try to provide a higher level of service?

Yes, that's exactly what they plan to do. You could say that they're going to be a low cost, "high" fare carrier. Both companies will remain separate entities and will concentrate on different niches of the market. Gol's CEO, Constantino Júnior, stated that Varig will not offer first class service anymore, since it doesn't match the company's (Gol's) philosophy. Caviar and champagne won't be seen on Varig flights like it was common in its golden era, which was marked by ostentatious luxury. The goal is to offer quality service. Nonetheless, the concept of "quality" wasn't explained. Varig offers nowadays on SDU-CGH shuttle, for example, a very peculiar service with great variety for a 35-40 minutes flight. If they're going to change it a little bit by taking hot sandwiches, waffles and pancakes off the menu and replacing them with cold sandwiches, cereals and cookies in order to reduce costs, only time will tell.


User currently offlineC010T3 From Brazil, joined Jul 2006, 3651 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

Quoting TACAA320 (Thread starter):
received approval from the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC)

Oh, I almost forgot! The transaction still needs approval from CADE, the Brazilian antitrust agency.


User currently onlineAA1818 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2006, 3414 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

Any talk of what GOL intends for the VG fleet?? I expect loads of 737s?? Widebodies??

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User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11365 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2320 times:
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Quoting AA1818 (Reply 4):
Any talk of what GOL intends for the VG fleet?? I expect loads of 737s?? Widebodies??

First inside i get is that 4 widebodies to come and first routes to be resumed will be MIA and JFK.

Felipe



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2315 times:

Quoting C010T3 (Reply 2):
Caviar and champagne won't be seen on Varig flights like it was common in its golden era, which was marked by ostentatious luxury.

Really sad that such era has been gone.  Sad


User currently offlineC010T3 From Brazil, joined Jul 2006, 3651 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2293 times:

But what about LHR? Have they gone mad?

User currently offlineEMB195ER From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 254 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

Quoting C010T3 (Reply 7):
But what about LHR? Have they gone mad?

Exactly!! They can get MIA and JFK at any time since there are lots of flights available, but it they loose their slots at LRH i doubt they can get it back soon...


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

http://yahoo.reuters.com/news/articl...40_N04407401&type=comktNews&rpc=44

User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11365 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2112 times:
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Quoting EMB195ER (Reply 8):
Exactly!! They can get MIA and JFK at any time since there are lots of flights available, but it they loose their slots at LRH i doubt they can get it back soon...

MIA and JFK are stronger markets for Brazil than LHR, and is that why i believe they decided to go back first to the United States. Also, MIA and JFK with a 767-300ER is not that bad as DL, AA and UA runs the same plane on several routes. But for UK, is not good to compete against BA 744 and JJ A332 services with an out-dated plane.
IMO, chances of a successfully resume are higher in MIA and JFK than any other destination in Europe.

Felipe



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User currently onlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8872 posts, RR: 40
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 5):
First inside i get is that 4 widebodies to come and first routes to be resumed will be MIA and JFK.

Do you know if they plan anything in the short term for FRA? It's been losing money, and the MD11s have to go soon.



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User currently offlineJJMNGR From Brazil, joined May 2004, 1018 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2045 times:

Of course they got the approval????

Does anybody has doubts that all this was very well prepared between GOL, the President, ANAC, etc???? come on!

It was all clear since the beginning.


User currently offlineEMB195ER From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 254 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

Quoting JJMNGR (Reply 11):
Of course they got the approval????

Does anybody has doubts that all this was very well prepared between GOL, the President, ANAC, etc???? come on!

It was all clear since the beginning

You are totally correct. Everything has been arranged beforehand... This is unfortunately the way things happen with our president!


User currently offlineJJMNGR From Brazil, joined May 2004, 1018 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

And can tell you this kind of things TAM does not do!

By the way, interesting an article I read today on Aero Magazine...they are comparing that TAM is the "Geni" of the old song of Chico Buarque...Pls look into it and you will understand better.

Have a nice Easter.


User currently offlineTonytifao From Brazil, joined Mar 2005, 1011 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Did Varig ever purchase those ERJs with PTVs?

User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11365 posts, RR: 59
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1912 times:
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Quoting Sampa737 (Reply 16):
Is RG now a one class operation? Even international?

No Sampa, Gol announced that Varig will be a 2-class operator (C + Y)

Quoting Tonytifao (Reply 15):
Did Varig ever purchase those ERJs with PTVs?

No, they never conclude the deal with Embraer for E-Jets.

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 11):
Do you know if they plan anything in the short term for FRA? It's been losing money, and the MD11s have to go soon.

Not yet, but they keep looking for some planes in order to return the 2 M11 they are now using.

Felipe



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