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Varig Obliged To Stop Flights To Argentina  
User currently offlineArgentina From Argentina, joined Aug 2000, 374 posts, RR: 12
Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3204 times:

It's in Portuguese, taken from VARIG website. Apparently, Varig needs to stop services to Argentina because of a government decision.


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VRG divulga nota sobre as operações na Argentina



A VRG Linhas Aéreas S.A., que opera a marca VARIG, informa que foi obrigada a suspender suas operações na Argentina por decisão do governo daquele país. A VRG vinha operando em situação provisória, pois ainda não havia recebido permissão do governo argentino, solicitada em 18 de dezembro de 2006 pelo governo brasileiro, para operar vôos naquele país de acordo com os termos do acordo bilateral vigente.

A VRG cumpriu com todos os requerimentos necessários à obtenção da permissão de vôos em seguida a sua designação como empresa de bandeira brasileira para operar vôos entre o Brasil e a Argentina.

Ressaltamos que a autorização até agora não foi concedida por razões absolutamente fora do contexto do acordo bilateral Brasil-Argentina. A VRG já solicitou a intervenção de autoridades brasileiras para restabelecer suas operações no país.

Como medida para minimizar os transtornos causados aos passageiros, a Companhia os está reacomodando, de acordo com a disponibilidade, em vôos da GOL e em congêneres.

Para mais informações, tabela de vôos e tarifas da VARIG, os passageiros podem acessar o site www.varig.com.br ou ligar para: 4003-7000 no Brasil, 54 11 4329 9211 em Buenos Aires (dias úteis) e 0810 32182744 nas demais localidades da Argentina (dias úteis) e 54 11 5480 8017 9 (sábados, domingos e feriados em Buenos Aires e demais localidades argentinas).

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User currently offlineArgentina From Argentina, joined Aug 2000, 374 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3180 times:

ENGLISH VERSION --- Today all flights to/from EZE by Varig were cancelled

Argentina Stops VARIG Airline Ops

Buenos Aires, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Argentine authorities decided to suspend operations of Brazilian VARIG airline on Friday, because it did not meet the technical insurance requirements included in national legislation.

Aero-commercial Transportation Undersecretary Ricardo Cirielli told press that faced with the verified circumstances the measure was adopted, putting an end to the 63 weekly flights to Argentina that the company was operating.

He also said the office he runs inspected VARIG SA and detected that its operations are unauthorized because it lacks the technical and insurance certificates Argentine law requires.

The Brazilian company has been undergoing a financial crisis since 2006, which had a strong impact on the domestic passenger movement and also on its international routes.

As a consequence, the company was reorganized, and they created VRG Lihnas Aereas SA, operated by the GOL firm, which was created in 2001, as a low-cost commercial flight company.

Questioned in Buenos Aires about the measure, GOL issued a declaration asserting that after operating in a temporary situation, because it did not have the required certificates requested in December 2006, it was forced to suspend its operations.


User currently offlineDougbr2006 From Brazil, joined Oct 2006, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2904 times:

Old news happened Friday, was on the TV news here in Brazil Friday evening.

User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11438 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2867 times:
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It seems to be such a government reaction against RG because of the old-RG workers up to know had not received payments (salary for some months.. i don't know till when.. ). Just need to say that G3 was not able to run extra flights and they requested to TAM to create during the past three days an extra flight to accommodate their demand.

ANAC today sent a message to Argentinian Authorities as well as Brazilian Foreign Affairs Ministry is now discussing with the Government of Argentina about this issue.

Felipe



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User currently offlineLINATE From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2859 times:

I have friends that used to be FAs on the old VARIG and they say the Union is forcing the NEW VARIG to employ former FAs again. I find that unfortunate since many of the "old" VARIG FA's were set in their ways and were not necessarily good FAs. Many treated passengers like "dirt". I was hoping that after taking over VARIG, GOLwould create some positive changes in the attitude of the FAs.
I usually avoided flying VARIG Internationally whenever I could.


User currently offlineC010T3 From Brazil, joined Jul 2006, 3704 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

Quoting LINATE (Reply 4):
I have friends that used to be FAs on the old VARIG and they say the Union is forcing the NEW VARIG to employ former FAs again. I find that unfortunate since many of the "old" VARIG FA's were set in their ways and were not necessarily good FAs. Many treated passengers like "dirt". I was hoping that after taking over VARIG, GOLwould create some positive changes in the attitude of the FAs.
I usually avoided flying VARIG Internationally whenever I could.

I'm sorry you had that impression, but I have always heard good comments on VARIG's FAs and I have never been treated badly by VARIG's FAs. The thing is that the union is not forcing 'new' VARIG to employ former FAs. That's actually a clause from the selling contract of VARIG's Productive Unit, which is VRG today (VRG is the new VARIG). Not only VRG must call VARIG's old employees back, it must rent VARIG's infra-structure, in order to create revenue for the company that is actually still protected under bankruptcy protection. In fact, old VARIG is trying to come back as Nordeste and it has just convoked old employees to send out their CVs, so you have now two companies committed in hiring every old VARIG employee that is still unemployed, but ironically they are becoming increasingly rare, since VARIG had the most qualified employees of the Brazilian aviation.
I'm sure you did not fly VARIG in its last year before the collapse, but if you had, I'm certain that you would have been touched by the dedication of these professionals, since the only thing they could do in the effort of saving VARIG was their professionalism. I have heard and read about cases in the last months before the collapse, when VARIG's employees did not get even payed, of cases in which employees payed to work, since they had to take money out of their private savings in order to pay for transportation to go to work. I'm most certainly convinced that and many other cases only show the dedication they have I the one I always experienced whenever I flew VARIG.


User currently offlineArgentina From Argentina, joined Aug 2000, 374 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

Any update on this? As for today, VARIG is NOT flying to Argentina...Must be around 20 days already.

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