Mason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 748 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1199 times:
Here are some questions about Varig's fleet. First of all, do they still operate the 747-300? If so, to where? I know LAX was a destination, but where else? If they still have them, what to they plan to do with them, retirement wise? Replacements? How about the MD-11? I know they used to operate one 747-400, still around? Also, is Varig an acronym? What about VASP, what do they stand for? Thanks a lot.
Johnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1165 times:
as far as i know, varig will receive its first 777s in 2002. only two will be leased, and some more are directly bought.
varig doesn´t want to rely as heavy on leasing aircraft anymore because of the drop of the brazilian currency and the strong dollar, varig had to spent a lot of money on leasing, and regarding the last year, varig would habe earned money if it had owned the most of its aircraft.
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