It confirms what we've all known about TAM: they will start year-round, daily non-stop service between Miami and Rio de Janeiro this winter, which will be their fourth daily flight to Miami. It also updates on the continuing push for MIA to bring SAA back. Given SAA's current precarious financial situation, I really don't think it is a priority for them until they improve their finances.
Jfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8985 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2041 times:
I remember in thre early 1990's when SAA started once a week 744 service CPT-MIA-CPT. Then twice, three times and daily at the end, when they moved the gateway to Atlanta with the Delta deal. With the 3 A340 at Jet Airways coming back soon, Miami would be viable. IF AA wasn't so blinded by Asia it would send a few 777 to Capetown from Miami.
LipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11496 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks ago) and read 1902 times:
Quoting MAH4546 (Thread starter): It confirms what we've all known about TAM: they will start year-round, daily non-stop service between Miami and Rio de Janeiro this winter, which will be their fourth daily flight to Miami
Mark thanks for sharing, let's hope that they in the near future confirm also the daylight with stops in the Northeast. It also provide an interesting and strong connection between GIG, Northeast of Brazil (SSA, REC, NAT, FOR mainly) and MIA !
Quoting VbeltraJJ (Reply 7): JJ plans are to start this new MIA service in DEC 07. That´s one of the motives why they are trying to bring new A330 this year.
Friday will be an investors meeting.. i hope they announce this !
And hope a SAA service become effective also, not only at MIA, but also at GIG !
New York + Rio de Janeiro = One of the best combinations !
There was a thread sometime ago where a it was stated that the reason for SA dropping it's plans to start the route were driven by a lack of support from UA. Seems UA were not interested in co-operating with SA at ORD for various reasons such as potential loss of trans-Atlantic traffic.SA would find that through connection fares over ORD would not be appealing to consumers and the route could not sustain itself as an O&D at ORD.